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DowDuPont heading for historic split. Will the massive spin-offs work?

Hedge fund billionaires jammed Dow Chemical and DuPont together, sold and shut factories, and now are splitting the group into three. The billionaires said this would make investors rich. Instead, share prices are down, and other investors are prowling Wilmington looking to buy what's left.

Here are the Philly area’s cheapest appliance stores, according to undercover shoppers

A handful of independent stores in the Philadelphia region offer better deals on dryers and dish washers than major retailers like Home Depot and Best Buy, according to a price check by undercover shoppers.

Here are the Philly area’s cheapest appliance stores, according to undercover shoppers

A handful of independent stores in the Philadelphia region offer better deals on dryers and dish washers than major retailers like Home Depot and Best Buy, according to a price check by undercover shoppers.

Three Mile Island reactor shutdown to start soon; Exelon says Pennsylvania nuclear rescue is dead

Exelon says a Pennsylvania nuclear rescue is dead and plans to go forward with plans to shut down Three Mile Island, which employs 700 people. "We don’t see a path forward."

Three Mile Island reactor shutdown to start soon; Exelon says Pennsylvania nuclear rescue is dead

Exelon says a Pennsylvania nuclear rescue is dead and plans to go forward with plans to shut down Three Mile Island, which employs 700 people. "We don’t see a path forward."

Under pressure: Taking Philadelphia Gas Works green could mean bigger bills, a billion-dollar hole

A study will explore a “just transition” for the city-owned utility, whose business of delivering fossil fuels to customers is at odds with City Council's climate-change goals.

Under pressure: Taking Philadelphia Gas Works green could mean bigger bills, a billion-dollar hole

A study will explore a “just transition” for the city-owned utility, whose business of delivering fossil fuels to customers is at odds with City Council's climate-change goals.
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Sunoco’s $200 million expansion at Marcus Hook terminus in Delaware County to create 1,200 construction jobs

Labor leaders gathered on the Marcus Hook waterfront to laud the energy project, a counterpoint to Sunoco's recent clashes with prosecutors and anti-pipeline activists.

A European plant burns trash for energy in West Virginia. Will it further upend coal?

In a process similar to composting, trash is dried in batches for 10 to 14 days, while air circulates through it and microbes break down organic material. The facility then sifts out glass, metals and PVC. What remains is shredded.

In Pa.'s divisive nuclear rescue debate, solar and wind energy advocates want a seat at the table

Renewable power advocates believe they hold the swing vote in a tight battle between nuclear and natural gas industries over a proposed $500 million Pennsylvania nuclear rescue

Two N.J. heavyweights, Jingoli and Holtec, square off in court over Camden technology campus

The claims largely center on money from an insurance policy — brokered by a third Jersey behemoth: Conner Strong & Buckelew, the brokerage headed by political powerhouse George Norcross, who sits on Holtec’s board of directors.

Two Penn programs get $80 million in gifts, including a new Walnut Street building

The gifts include $50 million to Penn Arts & Science, a record for the school, to build a new center for researchers to solve energy-related scientific and technological problems

Mariner East 1 pipeline back in service after sinkholes forced two shutdowns

Sunoco promised to closely monitor any changes in the 88-year-old repurposed pipeline, which carries highly volatile Marcellus Shale gas liquids to Marcus Hook.

New Jersey approves $300 million in nuclear subsidies; PSEG had threatened to close reactors

The NJ Board of Public Utilities approved new zero-emission credits for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear plants. NJ customers will pay more. PSEG, which owns 71 percent of the plants, will benefit.

Holtec will acquire a New York nuclear power plant, just to demolish it

The Camden company will double its portfolio of nuclear reactors heading for the scrap heap by acquiring Entergy's Indian Point nuclear plant near New York City.

Where will the nuclear waste go after Three Mile Island shuts down?

The waste could join 82.5 tons of damaged nuclear fuel from the 1979 accident, now stored in Idaho. Or it could be stored in canisters on site until the federal government resolves the long-term disposal issue.

Stalled Pennsylvania-New York gas pipeline could get a boost from Trump’s executive order

President Donald Trump is poised to issue an executive order Wednesday to promote projects like the long-stalled Constitution Pipeline, according to people familiar with the matter who asked for anonymity to discuss it before a formal announcement.

Supporters, critics have their say on $500 million rescue plan for Pennsylvania nuclear plants

The Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committeeheld the first of four planned public hearings in Harrisburg about a rescue for the state’s nuclear industry.

A century-old Chester County mushroom farm uses modern, eco-friendly tech, but risks abound

Since 1901, the Brosius family has run and managed the West Marlborough-based farm Marlboro Mushrooms. It's the oldest mushroom farm in the nation, they say, and for the last several years, the only one almost entirely run by solar power. But problems have arisen.

Three Mile Island nuclear reactor dismantling could take six decades, more than $1 billion

A critic says Exelon's prolonged decommissioning timeline is a "veiled extortion attempt" to induce Pennsylvania policymakers to rescue the state's nuclear industry.

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