Fracking firms in Pa. are getting billed for millions in impact fees

The invoices follow a state Supreme Court decision last week that went against the industry. Some 17 companies could be affected.

Controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline now in service

The pipeline was put in service Saturday.

Controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline now in service

The pipeline was put in service Saturday.

Delaware River deepening: 30 years and 16 million cubic yards of sand, muck and rock later

Two years behind schedule, and $100 million over its original budget, the project to dredge the Delaware River main channel to 45 feet should be completed by the end of March.

Delaware River deepening: 30 years and 16 million cubic yards of sand, muck and rock later

Two years behind schedule, and $100 million over its original budget, the project to dredge the Delaware River main channel to 45 feet should be completed by the end of March.

Expect a slightly higher electric bill as Peco gets permission to increase rates by $25 million

Peco residential customers using 700 kilowatt-hours per month would see bills going up from $102.65 to $103.92, from Jan. 1. Rate settlement would also lower charges for public fast-charging stations for electric vehicles.

Expect a slightly higher electric bill as Peco gets permission to increase rates by $25 million

Peco residential customers using 700 kilowatt-hours per month would see bills going up from $102.65 to $103.92, from Jan. 1. Rate settlement would also lower charges for public fast-charging stations for electric vehicles.
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DA in Philly suburb launches criminal investigation into Sunoco’s Mariner East pipeline project

Gov. Wolf bristles at suggestions that state officials failed to protect Chester County residents. Sunoco calls DA's allegations "baseless."

Opinion

Gasoline is cheap, but for how long? Can investors cash in on next year’s price jump? (Update)

These people like high prices, which leave room for bigger profit margins and fatter shareholder dividends, and attract big new investments in wells and equipment.

When it comes to natural gas, US ‘open for business’

The U.S. government has become a pitchman for natural gas exports. That could raise profits - and temperatures.

Environmental groups to sue over offshore drilling tests

Two people with direct knowledge of the situation say environmental groups are going to sue President Donald Trump's administration over plans to conduct offshore drilling tests

EPA acts to roll back control on climate-changing coal

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to roll back another coal regulation, this one for new coal plants

Philly gas commission approves PGWs plan for gas venture, despite insinuations of Russian ties

The proposal still requires City Council approval, expected early next year.

Fight brewing over prospect of nuclear power plant shutdowns

Pennsylvania lawmakers sympathetic to nuclear power plants are making a push for state action to rescue plants whose shutdown is being threatened by their energy company owners

Pa. American acquires Steelton water system for $22.5M

Steelton is the latest municipal utility to sell its water system under a new Pa. law encouraging the privatization of utilities.

Aqua strikes again, acquiring another Montco sewer system

Aqua will acquire the East Norriton system for $21M, the latest municipal utility to sell out to private owners.

Large new solar farm would be built to supply electricity for Philly-owned buildings

Under the deal, Radnor-based Community Energy would construct a 70 Megawatt solar farm in Adams County, about 100 miles to the west near Gettysburg. Community Energy would form a new company, Adams Solar, LLC to operate what would become the largest solar farm in the state by far.

NJ American Water gets 6.2% increase. It could have been worse

Bills will increase $2.76 to $56.34, or 5.1 percent for a residential water customer using 6,000 gallons a month.

Advocate doubts profits will gush from PGW’s new energy venture

PGW says LNG sales would benefit customers. "This is real money that we can use to … delay future base-rate adjustments."

Trump administration awards Philly $1.25M solar workforce grant

The city will develop a three-year curriculum to train students for careers in clean energy.

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