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Shale development costs hydroelectric jobs

Shale development costs hydroelectric jobs

York County businessman Scott Wagner to be sworn in as state senator

York County businessman Scott Wagner to be sworn in as state senator

Drum beats growing for severance tax on drillers

Drum beats growing for severance tax on drillers

Energy & Environment News

Shippensburg University apartment construction continues, wins green award

The second phase of Shippensburg University's student housing construction continues, with contractors aiming to finish by the start of the fall term. Read More »»

Pennsylvania American Water investing $10M in storage tanks

Derry Township-based Pennsylvania American Water Co. today announced a nearly $10 million capital investment this year in water storage tanks across the commonwealth. Read More »»

Sen. Lisa Boscola, PUC target electric rate bills, switching electric suppliers

A state senator has introduced legislation aimed at controlling electric rate bill spikes while the state Public Utility Commission is seeking comment on a plan to shorten the time it takes to switch energy suppliers. Read More »»

Attorney General's antitrust section given gas lease payments case

In response to a request from a state senator and the governor, the antitrust division of the state Attorney General's Office said it will look into claims of unfair post-production cost deduction practices at Chesapeake Energy. Read More »»

Shale gas advisory committee member to lead Pennsylvania Environmental Council

An Indiana County man who also sits on several committees advising state agencies and others on Marcellus Shale issues was named president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Read More »»

Study: PJM electricity market competitive

PJM Interconnection's wholesale electric energy and capacity markets produced competitive results in 2013, according to the report released by independent market monitor Monitoring Analytics LLC. Read More »»

Editorial: The many shades of green

Not too long ago, it seems all you had to do was label something “green” and you were golden. Customers loved you and, if you were really savvy, government grants came your way. Read More »»

Hydrogen fuel cells a popular option

Car and truck makers, and even NASA, have experimented for decades with hydrogen fuel cells, working toward the day the technology would prove practical. Read More »»

York Water Co. reports good Q4, 2013

York Water Co. reported good news in its fourth quarter and 2013 earnings on Tuesday. Read More »»

PUC sets disaster response policy, creates working group

The Public Utility Commission is hoping to make it easier to handle a state of emergency, at least from a utilities standpoint. Read More »»

Area economic development corp.'s membership plan: A common approach

Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp.'s plan to sell memberships, announced last week, has a familiar feel. Read More »»

Pa. House hearing on tap over variable rate contracts

The state House Consumer Affairs Committee will hold a hearing next week in Harrisburg to discuss rising electric bills for those enrolled in variable-rate contracts. Read More »»

Shippensburg University breaks ground on $30M HVAC project

Three midstate contractors are leading a $30.2 million project to convert Shippensburg University's heating and cooling systems from coal to gas. Read More »»

Feasibility study approved for Ocean Thermal Energy renewable plant

Lancaster-based Ocean Thermal Energy Corp. is proceeding with a feasibility study for an on-shore ocean thermal energy conversion renewable energy power plant. Read More »»

Water purification system maker opens, hosts Liberian delegation

Though the Liberian civil war ended in 2003, the country continues to struggle with the basics, such as providing sanitation and clean water. Read More »»

State offering $8M in grants for alternative-fuel vehicles

Gov. Tom Corbett on Saturday began accepting applications for $8 million available through the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant program. Read More »»

Lawmakers target power supply woes

Two state lawmakers want to introduce legislation aimed at speeding up the process of switching power suppliers. Read More »»

Schindler goes for environmental gold in new facility

A 150,000-square-foot building in the Hanover area has become the first LEED Gold-certified elevator manufacturing plant in North America. Read More »»

Midstate natural-gas prices to hold steady

Natural-gas customers in the midstate won't see their bills go up this year, UGI Utilities Inc. announced today. Read More »»

Hotel planned in South Middleton Township

A developer has plans for a 90-room hotel off Westminster Drive in South Middleton Township. Read More »»


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What do Utz Quality Foods, Sun Motor Cars and Knoebels Amusement Resort have in common? They're all regional family businesses. Through the years, they have grown by successfully extending their businesses to the next generations. Today, these families maintain significant ownership in their companies, and they also have family members serving at the executive level. Read on to see many more examples of local family businesses — and family businesses in the making.

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Central Pennsylvania’s nonprofits don’t sit around waiting for funds to fall into their pockets. Quite the contrary, they’re actively fundraising, networking and getting the community involved in their causes. See how 10 organizations are doing this, and how we can reach out to show our support. Also featured in this publication are the unique approaches and forward-thinking ways of the 2014 Nonprofit Innovation Award winners.

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Join us in celebrating 30 Central Pennsylvania businesses and their notable anniversaries — from five years to 170 years. Reaching such milestones shows a steadfast dedication to improving the business and social landscape of our region. It's all done through impressive business ideas, dedicated employees, lots of gumption and a whole lot more. The result is smart business, and we can all learn from that.

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