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Pa. lags in reducing nitrogen entering the Chesapeake

Pa. lags in reducing nitrogen entering the Chesapeake

PPL's spin-off of generation business tied to price of natural gas

PPL's spin-off of generation business tied to price of natural gas

Chesapeake Bay Agreement has implications for business

Chesapeake Bay Agreement has implications for business

Energy & Environment News

State grant, loan program to fund alternative, renewable energy projects

Alternative and renewable energy projects in Pennsylvania got a boost this week thanks to $12.5 million in grants and loans from a state financing authority. Read More »»

Voith Hydro makes more parts for Ohio River hydroelectric projects

Parts manufactured in York County will be used in a hydroelectric project on the Ohio River. Read More »»

Pipeline firm with plans in midstate to buy Access Midstream Partners

An energy infrastructure company that owns a natural-gas pipeline in the midstate and has plans to build at least one other has agreed to pay almost $6 billion for Access Midstream Partners LP. Read More »»

Oil, gas well permit fees to increase

The state Department of Environmental Protection is changing the way it charges fees for new oil and gas well permits, a move expected to raise $4.7 million per year. Read More »»

Fitch lowers PPL Energy Supply's rating after spin-off announcement

Credit ratings firm Fitch Ratings lowered PPL Energy Supply's long-term and short-term issuer default rating after PPL Corp. announced it was spinning off the business. Read More »»

Editorial: Policy trails reality on emissions

The EPA’s plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is a complex web of regulations based on the feasibility of alternative energy options in a given state, its current reliance on coal generation, plans already underway to reduce emissions and other factors. Read More »»

Progress slow on Johnson Controls facility

Johnson Controls Inc. is moving forward with its plans to construct a new facility in Hopewell Township. Read More »»

Exelon seeking at least $2.75 billion in stock, equity unit offerings

The parent company of an electric and gas utility that does business in the midstate hopes to raise at least $2.75 billion from its offering of common stock and equity units. Read More »»

Judge: Budget first, then ruling on leasing state lands for natural-gas extraction

Commonwealth Court Judge P. Kevin Brobson said last week he'll wait for the end of the state budget process before making any ruling in whether the state can lease state park land to natural-gas-drilling companies. Read More »»

Exelon offers stock, equities to finance Pepco deal

The parent company of an electric and gas utility that does business in the midstate plans to offer common stock and equity units to raise money, in part, to finance its merger with Pepco Holdings Inc. Read More »»

New Pa. wine campaign aims to squeeze more juice out of industry

The Pennsylvania Winery Association and Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Program have teamed up to roll out a new branding campaign aimed at getting more people to enjoy wines made in the commonwealth. Read More »»

PPL spins off energy supply business

Saying its energy supply business had not achieved the same “equity valuation” as its rate-regulated business, the parent of an electric utility company that serves part of the midstate announced it was spinning off its merchant power generation business and merging it with another company. Read More »»

Think tank, administration spar over severance tax report

Natural-gas drillers have said paying a severance tax on what they pump from the Marcellus Shale formation would be a burden in Pennsylvania. Read More »»

DEP issues water quality certificate to Muddy Run hydroelectric project

The state Department of Environmental Protection has approved the continued operation of Exelon's Muddy Run hydroelectric project in Martic and Drumore townships, Lancaster County, after the company agreed to a host of conditions. Read More »»

Newsmakers: Associations

Businesses featured this week: American Board of Radiology, American College of Cardiology, American Water Works Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association Read More »»

Could Pa.'s natural gas be a factor in Ukraine crisis?

About one-third of the natural gas used by Europe flows from Russia through Ukraine. Read More »»

Appeals court rules for PPL subsidiary over subsidizing power plant construction

A U.S. appeals court ruling against the Maryland commission that oversees utilities in the state sets a national precedent to maintain competitive markets in power generation, a Pennsylvania power utility said. Read More »»

Lawmakers: Would commissions merger really save $5M?

A study that says Pennsylvania could save about $5 million a year by merging its fish and game commissions is generating divided opinions on a legislative panel. Read More »»

Impact fees generate $225M in 2013

The amount of money collected from natural-gas well impact fees has exceeded expectations, according to Gov. Tom Corbett. Read More »»

Batteries may bolster power grid

Navigant Research, a research and consulting team that looks at clean technology markets, reported that the growth in renewable energy sources, coupled with improvements in electrochemistry, might mean better batteries to supply electricity. Read More »»


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