12-10-2018
12-10-2018 PUC Damage Prevention Committee Meeting Agenda for December 11, 2018
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12-10-2018 PUC to Livestream Dec. 11 Damage Prevention Committee Meeting
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12-10-2018 Aqua America to buy Peoples Gas for $4.2B
BRYN MAWR — Aqua America Inc. is in the process of acquiring Peoples in  an all-cash transaction totaling $4.275 billion.  The transaction includes the assumption of about $1.3 billion of debt.  Peoples consists of Peoples Na­tural Gas Co. LLC, Peoples Gas Co. LLC...  - Altoona Mirror

12-10-2018 Lawmakers should debate future of nuclear energy in Pennsylvania
THE ISSUE  A group of Pennsylvania legislators is calling for action to prevent the  planned closure of two nuclear power plants — Three Mile Island in  Dauphin County and Beaver Valley, northwest of Pittsburgh. Three Mile  Island’s owner, Exelon Corp., has stated that TMI will close in...  - Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

12-10-2018 There's a quick way to help prevent wildfires: Shut off the power grid
The challenge created by wildfires in California — and our need to  adapt to a hotter, drier climate — cannot be overstated. The state,  which leads the nation on environmental issues, must call upon the  creativity of its innovators and the adaptability of its citizens to secure...  - Los Angeles Times

12-06-2018 PUC Approves Lower Rate Increase than Requested By Columbia Gas of PA, Inc.
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12-06-2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Like a ‘Speeding Freight Train’ in 2018
Greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are growing at an accelerating pace this  year, researchers said Wednesday, putting the world on track to face some  of the most severe consequences of global warming sooner than expected.  Scientists described the quickening rate of carbon dioxide emissions in...  - New York Times

12-06-2018 Your View: Why it's important to curtail methane leaks from natural gas productionV
There’s an invisible, but serious problem with our hydraulic fracturing  and natural gas operations in Pennsylvania and around the country. Methane  leakage occurs during every stage of natural gas production and is warming  our planet.  Elected officials are only just beginning to understand the full extent of...  - Allentown Morning Call

12-06-2018 State cuts Columbia Gas rate hike in half, company to refund $23.8 million to customers
State regulators have approved a rate increase for Columbia Gas of  Pennsylvania that’s 45 percent less than the company had requested.  The Public Utility Commission on Thursday approved a $26 million revenue  increase, or 4.52 percent, effective Dec. 16. In March, Columbia Gas had...  - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

12-05-2018 Philly gas commission approves PGWs plan for gas venture, despite insinuations of Russian ties
The Philadelphia Gas Commission on Tuesday approved Philadelphia Gas Works'  proposal to allow a private partner to build a $60 million liquefied gas  plant on PGW property, though City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart voted  against the plan because of concerns about the company’s Russian ties....  - Philadelphia Inquirer

12-05-2018 Colin McNickle: Time to tighten Act 13 reporting
The Pennsylvania Legislature should close a loophole in the law that  allows government jurisdictions to skirt reporting how they use shale gas  impact fee dollars by instituting more practical and stiffer penalties,  concludes an analysis by the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy....  - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

12-05-2018 Safe utility use urged this season
The holiday season is a time when homeowners can decorate trees, adorn  their home in lights and gather with family members. As homeowners are  preparing for this special time, UGI Utilities wants to make sure it’s  a safe one.  Joseph Swope, manager of media relations and special projects at UGI...  - Huntingdon Daily News

12-05-2018 E.P.A. to Roll Back a Restriction on New Coal-Burning Plants
The Trump administration is poised to roll back a significant climate  change regulation on coal-fired power plants, making it easier to build new  coal plants in the United States.  The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce the plan on  Thursday, according to four people familiar with the administration’s...  - New York Times

12-05-2018 First responders are trained and ready to support Pennsylvania energy | Opinion
The United States is on a path towards energy security, and Pennsylvania is  a large reason for this development.  Last year, the Commonwealth produced a record 15 billion cubic feet of  natural gas per day, and recent data show that output in the second quarter...  - Penn Live, Patriot-News

12-04-2018 PUC Releases Winter Reliability Overview Reports from Natural Gas...
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12-04-2018 DePasquale announces climate change report, release planned by budget deadline
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced he is planning his own report  on climate change in Pennsylvania Monday.  The report, which he said would be out by the budget deadline of June 30,  will focus on state government responses to climate change and how the...  - Pennsylvania Legislative Services


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