11-16-2017
11-16-2017 'We're lacking a leader in the governor's office'
HARRISBURG – Mike Turzai sits down on a stool in the American Dream  Diner and politely orders a hot tea.  The Republican House Speaker – who just this week announced he’ll  run for governor – seems at ease here.  It’s a small, old-school style restaurant where the specials on...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

11-16-2017 Contractor blamed for discharge of 63,000 gallons of treated fluids at gas well pad
WARRENSVILLE - Errors by a contractor caused the release of approximately  63,000 gallons of treated brine water at a natural gas pad in Lycoming  County Monday, the well driller claims.  Inflection Energy on Wednesday placed the blame on the unidentified  contractor that it says was responsible for monitoring the transfer of...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

11-16-2017 Hummel Station 88 percent complete; second plant to follow
SHAMOKIN DAM — Panda Power Funds expects its Hummel Station natural gas  power plant to go into operation in February while Sunbury Generation, the  landowner behind the project, expects construction of a second plant to  follow.  State environmental officials, including Secretary Patrick McDonnell, on...  - Sunbury Daily Item

11-16-2017 PECO warns residents to be on lookout for phony worker, scams
NEW GARDEN >> Police in Chester County are warning residents about a  scammer posing as a phony utility worker. Police are investigating two  incidents, one in Highland and one in Toughkenamon. In Highland, the  suspect stole $11,000 in jewelry.  PECO has joined forces, for the second year in a row, with electric and...  - West Chester Daily Local News

11-16-2017 New natural-gas plant could produce some power by Feb.
SHAMOKIN DAM — The Panda Hummel Station should be fully online in May.  Royce Stricklan, Panda Power Funds project manager, said during a tour of  the site Wednesday that the natural gas-fueled electric plant is about 88  percent complete. He said some power could be directed to the grid from the...  - Shamokin News-Item

11-16-2017 Future game plan for gas industry: Focus on reason
As chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee,  state Sen. Gene Yaw, a Loyalsock Township Republican, has had a front row  seat to watch the evolution of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania  over the past decade.  So his observations last week at the Pennsylvania College of Technology...  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette

11-16-2017 As Power Grid Sputters in Puerto Rico, Business Does Too
Miriam Gonzalez stepped outside her shuttered restaurant in this  municipality near San Juan and offered an exaggerated grin. “This is my  happy face,” Ms. Gonzalez, 52, said, her voice heavy with mockery.  “It’s a very happy face. We all have it on.”  Every morning, Ms. Gonzalez puts on this happy face like a coat of makeup...  - New York Times

11-16-2017 Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai: 'We're lacking a leader in the governor's office'
HARRISBURG – Mike Turzai sits down on a stool in the American Dream  Diner and politely orders a hot tea.  The Republican House Speaker – who just this week announced he’ll  run for governor – seems at ease here.  It’s a small, old-school style restaurant where the specials on...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

11-16-2017 Pa. Senate restores PUC to full strength, to face a full pipeline of issues
The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously confirmed Gov. Wolf’s  appointment of Norman Kennard, 65, a veteran Dauphin County utility lawyer,  to fill a vacancy on the five-member Public Utility Commission.  Kennard, a Republican, most recently served as counsel to the man whose...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

11-16-2017 What Mike Turzai would do as Pennsylvania governor
HARRISBURG — Mike Turzai sits down on a stool in the American Dream  Diner and politely orders a hot tea.  The Republican House Speaker — who just this week announced he’ll  run for governor — seems at ease here.  It’s a small, old-school style restaurant where the specials on...  - Allentown Morning Call

11-15-2017 Commissioners Welcome Norman Kennard to PUC, Thank Pennsylvania Senate for...
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11-15-2017 Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai confirms run against Gov. Tom Wolf
HARRISBURG — House Speaker Mike Turzai, known for his conservative  views and zest for battle with the Democratic administration, has joined  the race for governor.  The Republican from Allegheny County announced his plans to seek the GOP  nomination Tuesday evening in a video posted to his campaign’s...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

11-15-2017 Police: Lower Southampton couple endangered neighbors with illegal power line hook-ups
Officers say PECO technicians visited the couple’s home nine times and  clipped electric wires they were using to escape service payments to the  company.  Authorities say a Lower Southampton couple created hazardous conditions for  their neighborhood in bypassing service payments to PECO....  - Levittown Intelligencer

11-15-2017 Pa. lawmakers should do all they can to save Three Mile Island | Opinion
By now, you've probably heard that the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating  Station (TMI) will be prematurely closing in less than two years, barring  action from our representatives in the state capitol.  TMI directly employs more than 675 people. Almost 300 of TMI's employees...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

11-15-2017 Pa. Senate restores PUC to full strength, to face a full pipeline of issues
The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously confirmed Gov. Wolf’s  appointment of Norman Kennard, 65, a veteran Dauphin County utility lawyer,  to fill a vacancy on the five-member Public Utility Commission.  Camera icon PA PUC  Norman Kennard, confirmed Tuesday as a Pennsylvania utility commissioner....  - Philadelphia Inquirer

11-15-2017 Pa. Senate restores PUC to full strength, to face a full pipeline of issues
The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously confirmed Gov. Wolf’s  appointment of Norman Kennard, 65, a veteran Dauphin County utility lawyer,  to fill a vacancy on the five-member Public Utility Commission.Kennard, a  Republican, most recently served as counsel to the man whose seat he is...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

11-14-2017 Governor Wolf Announces New Project Approval for Pipeline Investment Program...
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11-14-2017 Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance: As Natural Gas Soars...
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11-14-2017 PUC to Host Annual 'Be Utility Wise' Event in Harrisburg; Highlight Essential...
  (Press Release)

11-14-2017 Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure - PUC Nominee Kennard
  (Testimony)

11-14-2017 Gas industry committed to safety
The letter “Ban fracking to protect water” makes downright false  and misleading claims about safe natural gas development.  Banning responsible natural gas development would be devastating for  Pennsylvania's economy and hard-working families. A U.S. Chamber of...  - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

11-14-2017 Gov. Wolf hails boost to Pa.'s cloudy solar market
To boost home-grown solar energy, Pennsylvania has built a legal wall at  its border to keep out-of-state solar power from entering the state’s  alternative-energy market.  Gov. Wolf on Monday lauded a change to the state’s Alternative Energy  Portfolio Standards Act that prohibits out-of-state solar power from...  - Philadelphia Inquirer

11-14-2017 America’s ‘Renaissance’ to Gains for Renewables: Global Energy Trends
From the rise of renewable power to the transformation of the United  States into a heavyweight producer of oil and gas, the global energy  market, normally slow to evolve, is going through major upheaval.  That is the assessment of Fatih Birol, the executive director of the...  - New York Times

11-14-2017 The Energy 202: House GOP wants to water down tax breaks for wind energy. The Senate is unlikely to let it.
When the House took its first pass at overhauling the tax code, it sent a  chill through the swelling wind energy sector.  Included in the original draft, perplexingly to wind lobbyists, was  language revisiting a bipartisan compromise extending the tax break for...  - Washington Post

11-14-2017 Home heating help available for people with low incomes
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, is taking  applications for grants that can help people who qualify receive grants to  help pay their heating bill or deal with a heating-related emergency.  The help is available to people who earn up to 150 percent of the federal...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

11-14-2017 Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai joins 2018 gubernatorial race
After months of speculation, Pennsylvania's Speaker of the House Mike  Turzai has made it official: He's running for governor.  The first word that Turzai has joined the race came in comments to The  Associated Press Tuesday afternoon; a broader campaign announcement is...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

11-13-2017 UGI Utilities, Inc. Conducts Groundbreaking Ceremony
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11-13-2017 Proposed energy rules saddle state consumers with billions
A few weeks ago, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry proposed that the Federal  Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), intervene in state electricity markets  to establish new rules that would have electricity consumers subsidize  uneconomical coal and nuclear power plants....  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette

11-13-2017 Electric utility announces new price
PPL Electric Utilities has posted a new energy price for those customers  who choose not to shop for their electricity supply.  The new price to compare affects only the energy portion of electric bills,  not the delivery portion. Also, the new price is only for those customers...  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette

11-10-2017 Power Provider Teams With Emergency Managers To Prepare For Winter
CLAYTON, NJ (CBS) — Emergency management officials in Gloucester County  huddled with managers for the local electric utility, getting ready for the  winter to come.  Atlantic City Electric has upgraded its infrastructure and engaged in a lot  of tree trimming where power lines might be threatened. Vince Maione is...  - KYW News Radio 1060


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