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Johnson Controls reorganizes, names new Building Efficiency head

Johnson Controls reorganizes, names new Building Efficiency head

Midstate companies get grants for alternative fuel projects

Midstate companies get grants for alternative fuel projects

Dividends flow at York Water

Dividends flow at York Water

Energy & Environment News

TOP 100 2014: Innovation remains key

Lancaster County companies confront unpredictability

Business, like life, is not always predictable. Read More »»

TOP 100 2014: Winning the game one move at a time

Cumberland County companies plan their plays

Playing the game right means making more winning moves than losing ones. Read More »»

Pipeline builder Williams Partners eyes another line in Pennsylvania

The company seeking to build a natural gas pipeline through Lebanon and Lancaster counties is looking to see if there is interest in another expansion of the Transco pipeline that would supply Marcellus Shale natural gas to Northeast markets. Read More »»

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

The state Public Utility Commission is taking steps to make the retail natural-gas-supply market in Pennsylvania more competitive, given the boom in Marcellus Shale drilling. Read More »»

Komax Solar sold to management team

The Komax Group has agreed to sell the Komax Solar business unit to its management team through a management buyout. Read More »»

Exelon selling Massachusetts power plant for $530M

Exelon Corp., the parent company of PECO, which serves a portion of York County, and of Three Mile Island in Dauphin County, has agreed to sell its Fore River Generating Station in Massachusetts for $530 million. Read More »»

West Penn Power penalized $1.3M

A subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. that provides electric service to part of the midstate has agreed to pay a $1.3 million settlement, according to the state Public Utility Commission. Read More »»

Electric generators face uncertain future

What is the future of electricity generation? Read More »»

PPL's quarterly price for electricity drops

PPL Electric Utilities posted its quarterly price today for small-business customers to compare: 8.785 cents per kilowatt-hour. Read More »»

Another shale-gas powered electricity plant project starts

Ground has been broken for the second electric-generation plant to be powered by natural gas from Marcellus Shale. Read More »»

State health department revamps environmental/drilling policy

The state Department of Health is changing how it handles responses to environmental health concerns and complaints specifically related to Marcellus Shale drilling. Read More »»

Bad weather highlights PJM's market competitiveness

PJM Interconnection's wholesale electric energy and capacity markets produced competitive results for the first six months of the year, according to the report released by independent market monitor Monitoring Analytics LLC. Read More »»

NRG acquires personal solar power company Goal Zero

NRG Energy Inc. announced Wednesday it acquired Goal Zero, which produces personal solar products. Read More »»

Voith Hydro part of Iowa dam retrofitting

Voith Hydro Inc. is providing turbines, generators and associated controls for a hydro power retrofit project in Iowa. Read More »»

$50,000 grant sought for Newville 'trail town' plan

The Cumberland County commissioners are expected to hear details this morning on a $50,000 grant application to boost Newville's economic prospects as a "trail town." Read More »»

Marcellus natural gas hits production record

The Marcellus Shale formation produced 15 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas through July, setting a new record, according to the federal Energy Information Administration. Read More »»

UGI leads $1B natural-gas pipeline project

A Berks County-based joint venture led by UGI Energy Services, a subsidiary of Montgomery County-based UGI Corp., today announced plans to construct a $1 billion, 100-mile natural-gas pipeline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Read More »»

Voith Turbo providing transmissions for Canadian buses

Voith Turbo Inc. is providing diesel transmissions for Canada-bound buses. Read More »»

Newsmakers: Utilities

Business featured this week: Adams Electric Cooperative Inc. Read More »»

Behind the List with Todd Vander Woude

Todd Vander Woude is executive director of Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District Inc. Projects include the addition of 150 light pole banners and maintaining more than 250 hanging flower baskets and flower pots throughout downtown Harrisburg. Read More »»


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Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014
You’ve heard of hot rods, hotshots, hot commodities, hot spots, hot trends, hot gossip and even hot wings. But have you seen our hot list? And by hot list, we mean our 2014 Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies. Simply put, these businesses are smart, quick and focused, and they’re blazing their way through Central Pennsylvania, growing faster and stronger than the competition.

Construction & Real Estate Report - Fall 2014

Construction & Real Estate Report - Fall 2014

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.

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