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Feds Subpoena Documents from BPU Program Ripped in State Audit

Newark, New Jersey [Associated Press] The federal government has subpoenaed documents from a New Jersey energy conservation program recently criticized by a state audit for shoddy financial oversight. State Board of Public Utilities spokeswoman Janeen Lawlor told the Asbury Park Press for Thursday’s newspapers that the subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney’s Office were received Wednesday. … The BPU program is a $125 million-a-year effort to promote renewable energy by giving rebates to homeowners and businesses that install clean power systems. It came under scrutiny in 2004 when the board’s chief fiscal officer filed a lawsuit alleging mismanagement.