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08-16-2018 Nuclear plant owners take next steps in decommissioning process
The company that owns the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station on Wednesday  took the next steps in the decommissioning process for the plant after  filing paperwork with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  FirstEnergy Solutions, which is going through bankruptcy, issued a news...  - Beaver County Times

08-16-2018 Hogan urges review of Transource power line project affecting Harford, Washington counties
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is seeking a pause and a re-evaluation of  Transource Energy’s proposed $320 million project to build 45 miles of  new power lines in the western and eastern parts of Maryland and  Pennsylvania, including through Harford County.  In a July 10 letter, Hogan cited the need to protect local farmland as a...  - Baltimore Sun

08-15-2018 Trimming trees can nip outages
The Electric Service Reliability Report for 2017 released on July 31 by the  Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission shows what it describes as regressed  overall reliability performance by the state’s electric distribution  companies.  However, those companies don’t deserve the black eye that use of the...  - Altoona Mirror

08-14-2018 Commonwealth Foundation Policy Points: The Benefits of Federal Tax Reform in PA
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08-14-2018 Philly refiner, free from bankruptcy court, quietly installs new board, CEO
Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the giant South Philadelphia refinery  complex that emerged from bankruptcy last week, has quietly installed fresh  - Philadelphia Inquirer

08-14-2018 FERC vote moves PennEast Ppipeline project forward
WILKES-BARRE — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday voted  3-2 to deny rehearing on the PennEast Pipeline, allowing work to move  forward.  The vote came on the last day at work for Republican Commissioner Robert  Powelson, who retired early to head a water company trade group. The...  - Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

08-13-2018 Darby landlord ordered to remedy issue with gas generator
MEDIA COURTHOUSE >> A Newtown man was ordered to change the locks on a  Darby property he owns after a tenant there was running a gas generator  inside for electricity.  “Running a generator inside a house, as you know, is like running a car  inside a house,” Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge Chad...  - Primos Delaware County Daily and Sunday Times

08-13-2018 BILL RETTEW: Sunoco pipeline journey full of twists and turns
Ninety-seven.  Earn it on a test and you’re an “A” student.  If the temperature reaches that high it’s a steamy one.  Write 97 articles about the same subject over the past 17 months and  you’re keeping people well informed.  Although I’ve written almost 100 articles about the Sunoco Mariner East...  - Pottstown Mercury

08-12-2018 PWSA: Demand for union labor doesn't hinge on proposal from Peoples Natural Gas
Construction unions expect hundreds of new jobs if Peoples Natural Gas  forges a joint venture with Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and other  water systems.  Improvements including a new treatment plant and pipelines could soar into  the billions of dollars, according to the Pittsburgh Regional Building and...  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

08-12-2018 Letter: So-called smart meters extremely problematic
The so-called smart meters, which electric utilities are using to replace  our old, safe and reliable analog meters, are a bad idea on so many levels.  First, they emit radiofrequency radiation, or RFR, which the World Health  Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified...  - Reading Eagle

08-12-2018 Wait? Another surcharge on your gas bill? | Opinion
By James H. Cawley  The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is currently considering  legislation, sponsored by Rep. Robert Godshall, R-Montgomery, that would  force all natural gas public utility customers to pay for "uneconomic" main  extensions to new customers....  - Penn Live, Patriot-News


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