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, 17 Apr 2014 11:29:50 EST Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:29:50 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419835&source=RSS Sen. Pat Vance opposing Sunoco Pipeline request to be a public utility State Sen. Pat Vance, R-CumberlandYork, wrote to the Public Utility Commission Tuesday urging it to disapprove Sunoco Pipeline L. P. 's recent request to become an official public utility corporation. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:21:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419835&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140415/CPBJ01/140419879&source=RSS Businesses seem to know power About two out of every five electricity customers in Pennsylvania have chosen to switch energy suppliers. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140415/CPBJ01/140419879&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140414/CPBJ01/140419880&source=RSS Report Waste industry contributes 4.2B to Pa. economy The municipal waste collection, recycling and disposal industry in Pennsylvania contributes more than 4. 2 billion a year to the state's economy and supports more than 26,000 jobs, according to research from Philadelphia consulting firm Econsult Solutions Inc. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:01:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140414/CPBJ01/140419880&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140411/CPBJ01/140419929&source=RSS WHEEL to bring low-cost financing to home energy efficiency improvements Pennsylvania is now part of a public-private partnership aimed at bringing low-cost financing on a large scale to home energy efficiency improvement. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:54:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140411/CPBJ01/140419929&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140411/CPBJ01/140419942&source=RSS Former Harrisburg Authority closes first bond deal since 2011 The former Harrisburg Authority, which oversees the capital city's drinking and wastewater systems, has closed on its first bond financing deal since it lost its investment-grade rating in January 2011. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:53:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140411/CPBJ01/140419942&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140410/CPBJ01/140419975&source=RSS Winter conditions help Harrisburg incinerator beat revenue projections The harsh winter conditions paid off in a big way for the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and its recently purchased waste-to-energy facility in Harrisburg. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:39:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140410/CPBJ01/140419975&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140409/CPBJ01/140409764&source=RSS State House to consider natural-gas royalty bills The state House is expected to consider three bills that passed the Senate earlier this week aimed at protecting landowners from being bilked on natural-gas lease royalties. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:55:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140409/CPBJ01/140409764&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140408/CPBJ01/140409782&source=RSS Some air pollution tied to gas drilling falls, some rises The levels of nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide in the air that came from operations related to Marcellus Shale natural-gas drilling decreased in 2012 from 2011 levels. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:05:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140408/CPBJ01/140409782&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140407/CPBJ01/140409804&source=RSS Natural-gas impact fees since 2012 to top 630 million Pennsylvania expects to collect 224. 5 million in impact fees from gas drilling in 2014, bringing the total received from such fees since 2012 to 630 million, according to Gov. Tom Corbett's office. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:40:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140407/CPBJ01/140409804&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140404/CPBJ01/140409843&source=RSS Newsmakers Energy Business featured this week Ocean Thermal Energy Corp. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:31:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140404/CPBJ01/140409843&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140404/CPBJ01/140409880&source=RSS In brief Natural-gas workshop planned The state Department of Environmental Protection is putting on a natural-gas vehicle, infrastructure and incentive workshop from 830 a. m. to 2 p. m. April 29 in the Commonwealth Room of the Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St. , Harrisburg. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:19:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140404/CPBJ01/140409880&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140404/CPBJ01/304039999&source=RSS Shale development costs hydroelectric jobs Ninety employees at Voith Hydro Inc. in West Manchester Township will lose their jobs this month, either through layoffs or retirements. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140404/CPBJ01/304039999&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140403/CPBJ01/140409884&source=RSS PUC proposes regulation changes in wake of electricity rate spikes The state Public Utility Commission wants to change regulations to make sure electricity shoppers have better, uniform detail in electric supplier disclosure statements and more timely information on contract-renewal and change-in-terms notices. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:44:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140403/CPBJ01/140409884&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140401/CPBJ01/140409979&source=RSS York County businessman Scott Wagner to be sworn in as state senator York County businessman Scott Wagner will be sworn into his new office as state senator Wednesday after a surprising run for the seat as a write-in candidate during a special election in March. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:25:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140401/CPBJ01/140409979&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140401/CPBJ01/140409983&source=RSS Drum beats growing for severance tax on drillers The calls for a severance tax instead of an impact fee seem to be getting louder. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:57:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140401/CPBJ01/140409983&source=RSS