CPBJ - Energy and Environment http://www.cpbj.com/section/energy_environment Energy and Environment News Energy and Environment en-us Copyright 2014 Central Penn Business Journal Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:32:26 EST Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:32:26 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140725/CPBJ01/307239997&source=RSS As businesses brew, midstate farmers invest in volatile hops market Hop growers deal with a high number of variables &#8212 and each of those variables is accompanied by a cost. It's an industry that has openings for the midstate but might not get any takers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:45:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140725/CPBJ01/307239997&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140730/CPBJ01/140739975&source=RSS Franklin Financial strong UGI solid PREIT struggles Three companies with midstate ties announced quarterly earnings. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:24:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140730/CPBJ01/140739975&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140729/CPBJ01/140729748&source=RSS Farm Bill could be implemented by the fall After prolonged negotiations and compromise in Washington, D. C. , the 2013 Farm Bill passed &#8212 in 2014. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:26:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140729/CPBJ01/140729748&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140729/CPBJ01/140729752&source=RSS FERC seeks environmental impact comment on Atlantic Sunrise pipeline The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold several public comment sessions in Central Pennsylvania regarding the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project to put together an environmental impact statement. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:34:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140729/CPBJ01/140729752&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140725/CPBJ01/140729809&source=RSS DEP extends rebate program for alternative fuel vehicles More electric vehicles are eligible for a state rebate program aimed at fostering the alternative fuels market. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:04:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140725/CPBJ01/140729809&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140724/CPBJ01/140729849&source=RSS Pa. gives Urban Outfitters 3M grant for solar array Pa. is giving Urban Outfitters Inc. a 3 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant to install a 3 megawatt solar array on the roof of its new direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in Salisbury Township, Lancaster County. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:28:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140724/CPBJ01/140729849&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140723/CPBJ01/140729926&source=RSS Auditor general, DEP spar over natural-gas audit findings While a state auditor general report states that the Department of Environmental Protection was not ready for the fracking boom and is still understaffed, the department notes the report found no instances where DEP failed to protect public health, safety or the environment with respect to unconventional gas-drilling activities. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:02:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140723/CPBJ01/140729926&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140723/CPBJ01/140729939&source=RSS HIA to cut lighting costs by 73 percent with new energy deal Harrisburg International Airport and the Sustainable Energy Fund recently completed a major energy-efficiency project that will reduce annual power and maintenance expenditures at the airport by 73 percent. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:00:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140723/CPBJ01/140729939&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140722/CPBJ01/140729946&source=RSS Midstate water projects receive state loans, grants Pennsylvania American Water will be using a 5. 35 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority to extend water lines in a York County township. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:09:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140722/CPBJ01/140729946&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140722/CPBJ01/140729956&source=RSS York waste-to-energy facility switches to natural-gas backup Natural gas is now the go-to fuel to back up the York County Resource Recovery Center. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:21:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140722/CPBJ01/140729956&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140721/CPBJ01/140729984&source=RSS Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation listed on GXG Markets Lancaster-based Ocean Thermal Energy Corp. has been admitted to trade on the GXG Markets, the company announced today. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:18:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140721/CPBJ01/140729984&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140718/CPBJ01/140719725&source=RSS Court issues mixed ruling on Pa.'s oil and gas law Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court has issued a mixed ruling on the state's oil and gas law, reinstating the rights of local government to regulate where industrial gas operations can occur but also upholding Act 13's medical confidentiality provisions. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:22:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140718/CPBJ01/140719725&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140718/CPBJ01/307169998&source=RSS As Lancaster County changes, so does business in Amish community Lancaster County is strongly identified with its Amish residents and, as it turns out, that bond goes both ways. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:45:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140718/CPBJ01/307169998&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140718/CPBJ01/307179993&source=RSS Awards Industries featured this week Architecture and engineering, construction, designations, economic development, real estate Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:45:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140718/CPBJ01/307179993&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140716/CPBJ01/140719806&source=RSS Second rerouting of proposed gas line in Lancaster County The company planning to build a natural-gas pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania through a section of the midstate has released a map showing rerouted section of the proposed line in Lancaster County. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:35:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140716/CPBJ01/140719806&source=RSS