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PUC furthers investigation into competitive retail natural-gas-supply markets

PUC furthers investigation into competitive retail natural-gas-supply markets

Another shale-gas powered electricity plant project starts

Another shale-gas powered electricity plant project starts

Marcellus natural gas hits production record

Marcellus natural gas hits production record

Energy & Environment News

Pa. named top global destination for energy industries

The Foreign Direct Investment Association says Pennsylvania is the top destination in the world for energy. Read More »»

Met-Ed parent plans rate hike, announces earnings

Customers of FirstEnergy Corp.'s Pennsylvania electric utilities could see their bills increase between 1 percent and nearly 18 percent, depending on the kind of customer and location, if the state Public Utility Commission approves a rate increase request by the company. Read More »»

Rettew opens 10th office

A Lancaster County-based engineering firm has opened an office in West Virginia. Read More »»

Alternative energy rule change could impact solar

The state Public Utility Commission is considering a new regulation that would cap the amount of energy that could be produced and sold back to the power grid by a private alternative energy system. Read More »»

Pennsylvania American Water acquires three water, wastewater systems

Derry Township-based Pennsylvania American Water Co. has marginally expanded its water and wastewater services with three acquisitions in Clarion, Lackawanna and Northampton counties, the commonwealth's largest water utility announced Thursday. Read More »»

Making place in the midstate: Highlights from our executive roundtable

The Business Journal hosted an executive roundtable discussion July 18 with midstate leaders to talk about making place in Central Pennsylvania. Read More »»

PPL earnings down, announces electric utility plan to build transmission line

As PPL Corp. reported lower overall earnings for the second quarter, its electric utilities company announced plans to construct a major power transmission line costing between $4 billion and $6 billion that would foster more natural-gas-powered generation plants. Read More »»

Dentsply, Exelon, NiSource announce second-quarter earnings

Dentsply International Inc. reported steady growth in the second quarter, despite slow markets in North America and Europe. Read More »»

As businesses brew, midstate farmers invest in volatile hops market

Hop growers deal with a high number of variables — 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. Read More »»

Franklin Financial strong; UGI solid; PREIT struggles

Three companies with midstate ties announced quarterly earnings. Read More »»

Farm Bill could be implemented by the fall

After prolonged negotiations and compromise in Washington, D.C., the 2013 Farm Bill passed — in 2014. Read More »»

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. Read More »»

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. Read More »»

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. Read More »»

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. Read More »»

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. Read More »»

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. Read More »»

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. Read More »»

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. Read More »»

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. Read More »»


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Monday, September 22, 2014
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Special Editions

Lancaster County Business Report 2014

Lancaster County Business Report 2014
From the addition of an archery academy, a new laser tag facility and the expansions of Trop Gun Shop and The Volleyball Corner to the recent announcement that next year’s U.S. Women’s Open golf championship will be held in the area, Lancaster County’s business community has been experiencing many victories. Find out how these sports and leisure activities are playing out for the local economy.

United Way of the Capital Region 2014

United Way of the Capital Region 2014
Now more than ever, our community counts on United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) and its safety net of services. From food pantries to life-sustaining medications, UWCR supports more than 80 programs and services that are needed to keep Central Pennsylvania strong. Learn more about this positive force in our region and how you can help.

Business Profiles 2014

Business Profiles 2014
As Babe Ruth once said, “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” That’s true for baseball, and it’s true for business, especially for the 44 companies featured in this publication. Whether they have more than a century of business under their belts or just a few years, these companies are all stars. Armed with winning business plans, dedicated teammates and a love for the game, they are simply worth watching (and reading about).

ABC Excellence in Construction Awards 2014

ABC Excellence in Construction Awards 2014
The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) holds the annual Excellence in Construction Awards program for its contractor members. Winners join the ranks of hundreds of companies recognized as “the best of the best” in the construction industry. Now in its 25th year, the competition creates a greater awareness of the quality workmanship produced by free enterprise contractors right here in Central Pennsylvania.

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