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Four game-changing technology trends facing construction companies today

By Dawn Kirchner-KingNovember 20, 2014 03:30 PM

As the economy battles its way out of a recessionary period, the construction industry continues to compete for growth. The goal to be better, stronger and faster relative to the competition is driving initiatives to improve operating efficiencies, do more with less and reduce costs. CONTINUE READING

Ocean Thermal Energy Corp.'s expansion continues with contracts underway

By Joseph Deinlein
November 20, 2014 03:30 PM

A Lancaster County-based company that specializes in building, owning and operating non-polluting plants that produce energy and cool buildings from ocean water temperature variation is banking on the future. CONTINUE READING

Atlantic Sunrise pipeline company names new VP in charge of Marcellus

By John Hilton
November 20, 2014 08:26 AM

An energy infrastructure company that owns a natural-gas pipeline in the midstate and has plans to build at least one more named two senior vice presidents this week. CONTINUE READING

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PUC approves lower-than-requested Columbia Gas rate hike

By Joseph Deinlein
November 14, 2014 03:47 PM

The state Public Utility Commission approved a rate increase for Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania that is lower than what the company had requested. CONTINUE READING

Shipley to open new CNG station

By Joseph Deinlein
November 17, 2014 02:16 PM

A York County energy supplier has plans to open a compressed-natural-gas station to the public in the first quarter of 2015. CONTINUE READING

Newsmakers: Energy

By November 14, 2014 04:16 PM

Business featured this week: PPL Electric Utilities CONTINUE READING

South Middleton officials say Summerbridge solar-powered development nearly ready to go

By John Hilton
November 14, 2014 08:39 AM

With final land development approval in hand, EarthNet Energy is working out the final details associated with its solar-powered Summerbridge development in South Middleton Township, Cumberland County. CONTINUE READING

CPBJ30: The 1980s: A computerization wave and Roundtop at 20

By Jason Scott
November 13, 2014 04:30 PM

The great debate of 1984: Who should be responsible for knowing what the computer can do for a business? CONTINUE READING

Report: Natural-gas industry has spent $49 million to influence Pa. elected officials

By John Hilton
November 13, 2014 12:44 PM

The natural-gas industry and related trade groups spent about $49 million to support and lobby Pennsylvania political leaders since January 2007. CONTINUE READING

Gannett Fleming to study using natural gas, propane for vehicle fleets

By Joseph Deinlein
November 6, 2014 11:27 AM

A Camp Hill-based company has been tapped to study the best ways for certain Pennsylvania commercial and industrial companies to use natural gas or propane to power their fleets. CONTINUE READING

Midstate alternative transit projects get $5M

By Joseph Deinlein
November 10, 2014 12:57 PM

Seven projects in the midstate will receive nearly $5 million in federal money for alternative transportation proposals. CONTINUE READING

In brief: Solar Secured Solutions LLC gets $500,000 grant

By Heather Stauffer
November 6, 2014 04:47 PM

Solar Secured Solutions LLC is one of 28 recipients selected from 184 applicants to receive nearly $12.5 million in Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority grants. CONTINUE READING

DEP moves ahead with new air-quality rules aimed at power-generation plants

By John Hilton
November 6, 2014 10:01 AM

The state Department of Environmental Protection has revised its final rules on reasonably available control technology to impose more stringent air-quality requirements. CONTINUE READING

Sunoco to invest $2.5B in Mariner East 2 pipeline; reports positive quarterly earnings

By Joseph Deinlein
November 6, 2014 09:44 AM

The company behind a natural-gas-liquids pipeline from western Pennsylvania through the midstate to a retooled oil refinery on the Delaware River said it plans to spend $2.5 billion on the project. CONTINUE READING

American Water, CenturyLink up; Windstream down in Q3

By Jason Scott
November 6, 2014 09:17 AM

The New Jersey-based parent company of a Dauphin County-based water and wastewater utility, a Louisiana-based Internet and phone provider with Cumberland County operations and an Arkansas-based telecommunications company with Lancaster County operations have reported third-quarter earnings. CONTINUE READING