04-25-2018
04-25-2018 Columbia Gas of PA to Begin Pipeline Upgrade Project in Bradford
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04-25-2018 FirstEnergy Solutions Files Certification Letter with NRC Affirming Plans to...
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04-25-2018 UGI Increases Annual Dividend Marking the 134th Year of Common Dividends and...
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04-25-2018 Winds of change calmed: Game commission declares moratorium on wind turbines
After rejecting 19 of 19 proposals for wind turbines since 2005, the  Pennsylvania Game Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a moratorium  on wind energy developments on its 1.5 million acres of state game lands.  The vote occurred at the end of a 50-minute meeting in Harrisburg and...  - Hazleton Standard-Speaker

04-25-2018 Fuel cell tech's next frontier: The homes of Pittsburgh-area Peoples' customers
Caine Finnerty has spent a lot of time on boats and in RVs in the past four  years, trying to convince free-wheeling retirees and water enthusiasts to  ditch their noisy diesel generators for a fuel cell — a microwave-sized  box that quietly and efficiently produces electricity from natural gas....  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

04-24-2018 FirstEnergy reaches agreement with creditors of bankrupt subsidiaries
FirstEnergy Corp. celebrated its first financial report without the weight  of its troubled power plant division which is currently in bankruptcy.  And with a view toward finalizing the divorce, the Akron, Ohio-based power  company announced Monday it has reached an agreement with the majority of...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

04-24-2018 How Windmills as Wide as Jumbo Jets Are Making Clean Energy Mainstream
At the northern end of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula, the wind blows so  hard that rows of trees grow in one direction, like gnarled flags.  The relentless weather over this long strip of farmland, bogs and mud flats  — and the real-world laboratory it provides — has given the country...  - New York Times

04-24-2018 As state help fades for 2 nuclear plants, will Trump attempt rescue?
With two nuclear plants in Pennsylvania now inching closer to the point of  no return, it appears there is little political will for a financial life  preserver on the legislative level.  “A bailout, subsidy-type approach that we’ve seen in New York,  Illinois, now New Jersey — I’ve not been satisfied that is...  - Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

04-24-2018 FirstEnergy reaches agreement with creditors of bankrupt subsidiaries
FirstEnergy Corp. celebrated its first financial report without the weight  of its troubled power plant division which is currently in bankruptcy.  And with a view toward finalizing the divorce, the Akron, Ohio-based power  company announced Monday it has reached an agreement with the majority of...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

04-23-2018 Neighboring states have set higher targets for renewable energy than Pa. has
Neighboring states have set higher targets for renewable energy than Pa.  has  New Jersey just passed a bill to get to 50 percent of its electricity from  renewable energy by 2030. This target exactly matches New York. Not to be  outdone, Maryland is considering a bill to get to 50 percent renewable by...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

04-23-2018 Watch for fake utility workers, Easton police warn
Easton police are warning the public to be wary of visitors posing as  utility workers, after a South Side resident said a man claiming to work  for a water company appeared to have rummaged through his belongings.  Police said the man persuaded a resident in the 800 block of Philadelphia...  - Allentown Morning Call

04-23-2018 Is aiding U.S. power grid worth ruining good land?
I was sitting across the table in a York Daily Record editorial board  meeting with southeastern York countians opposing a power line that would  slice through their back yards.  Literally, through their back yards.  I was thinking how positions about land use have change in history –...  - York Daily

04-23-2018 Greener gas giving breath of fresh air
Anyone who stood waiting for a bus 20 years ago may remember noxious fumes  spewing from the tailpipe.  Those days are disappearing as more buses are being fueled by compressed  natural gas than by gasoline and diesel, said Kevin Kilpatrick, assistant  general manager at River Valley Transit....  - Williamsport Sun-Gazette

04-23-2018 South Buffalo Township to conduct public hearing on natural gas gathering pipeline
The South Buffalo Township Planning Commission will hold a hearing at 6  p.m. April 26, to hear a petition for a natural gas gathering pipeline.  The meeting will take place at the South Buffalo Township office building  at 384 Iron Bridge Road in Freeport Borough....  - Kittanning Leader-Times

04-23-2018 Seneca Resources using 75 percent recycled water in shale wells
Just a few years after purchasing the wastewater treatment facility at the  McKean County Landfill, Seneca Resources is using 75-percent recycled water  to complete its shale wells, exceeding its 50-percent goal and reducing  draw from local freshwater sources for operations....  - Bradford Era

04-23-2018 Rural broadband under debate
REGION—Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Adams and county IT Department  Director Dennis Ford testified before the Pennsylvania House of  Representatives Majority Policy Committee at a hearing held April 5th in  Susquehanna County.  Seated before a panel consisting of Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff,...  - Honesdale Wayne Independent

04-23-2018 Shutting down nuclear plants would erase decades of clean energy progress, report warns
The looming retirements of four nuclear power plants in Pennsylvania and  Ohio would set back regional attempts to cut emissions of planet-warming  greenhouse gases, negating decades of efforts to transition to carbon-free  sources of electricity.  That conclusion, in a report by the Brattle Group for the organization...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

04-22-2018 Training nuclear engineers for jobs that don’t exist
The focus on education and high-tech jobs has probably never been higher  than it is in today’s America. I’ve been honored to play a role in  the education of nuclear engineers for more than 50 years at Penn State  University. However, in recent months, I’ve watched with concern as the...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

04-22-2018 Pennsylvania must do better on clean energy
A new poll released by the Sierra Club shows that more than 71 percent of  voters in Pennsylvania support the goal of 100 percent clean energy. In  Allegheny County, that number is 86 percent — by far the highest in the  state. Pittsburgh is frequently touted as one of the most livable cities...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

04-22-2018 Letters to the Editor 4/21/2018
Editor: Gov. Tom Wolf recently ran a campaign commercial blasting the  natural gas industry: “What lies underneath the ground belongs to the  people of Pennsylvania.”  What is he thinking? I am a Pennsylvania landowner in the Marcellus Shale  play. He and the rest of Pennsylvania do not own what is underneath my...  - Scranton Times

04-22-2018 The energy revolution has already begun
Between the science-denying trolls who say climate change is a hoax and the  we’re-all-doomed Cassandras who picture the last human remnant escaping  to Mars, there is an exciting frontier. It’s populated by people too  busy making progress to indulge in political shouting matches....  - Washington Post

04-20-2018 PUC Chairman Brown to Lead National Committee on Critical Infrastructure
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04-20-2018 Exelon is Strongly Committed to the Future of Nuclear Energy
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04-20-2018 PUC to investigate PECO rate hike request
Harrisburg >> The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to  investigate PECO Energy Company’s recent request for a rate increase.  The commission voted unanimously to investigate the request.  That means PECO’s rate increase request is suspended for up to seven...  - Lansdale Reporter

04-20-2018 Councilman: Bernstine bill would hurt Ellwood
General defunding.  Tuesday’s passage of state Rep. Aaron Bernstine’s HB2030  – which has yet to be heard in the Pennsylvania Senate or advance to  Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk – would bring Ellwood City to its knees,  according to borough council vice president Jim Barry....  - New Castle News

04-20-2018 Independent Fiscal Office assesses Wolf's budget proposal
(Harrisburg) -- The commonwealth's Independent Fiscal Office has released  its yearly assessment of Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal.  It reports that most of the revenue estimates check out. That is, if Wolf  can figure out how to get his ideas past the GOP-controlled General...  - WITF


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