Sunoco Pipeline’s plans to cut Mariner East through a Delco apartment complex arouses protests

The owner of the Glen Riddle apartment complex says the construction project’s snug fit between buildings in the 124-unit complex raises safety concerns.

Pennsylvania approves 5.2% PGW rate increase, but offers some relief to gas customers hit by pandemic

The rate increase gives $300 bill credits to customers slammed by COVID-19. But the PUC sidestepped demands from environmentalists to force PGW to plan for long-term climate impacts.

Pennsylvania approves 5.2% PGW rate increase, but offers some relief to gas customers hit by pandemic

The rate increase gives $300 bill credits to customers slammed by COVID-19. But the PUC sidestepped demands from environmentalists to force PGW to plan for long-term climate impacts.

Peco pulls the plug on Smart A/C program, which saved power during heat waves

Peco ends a program that paid customers who let the utility to shut off their air conditioners for 15-minute intervals to curtail energy demand.

Peco pulls the plug on Smart A/C program, which saved power during heat waves

Peco ends a program that paid customers who let the utility to shut off their air conditioners for 15-minute intervals to curtail energy demand.

With climate challenges looming, Seth Shapiro faces a tough balancing act at Philadelphia’s gas utility

Shapiro will take over at PGW when the company is under increasing pressure from climate activists to move away from fossil fuel.

With climate challenges looming, Seth Shapiro faces a tough balancing act at Philadelphia’s gas utility

Shapiro will take over at PGW when the company is under increasing pressure from climate activists to move away from fossil fuel.
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Court ruling throws Pennsylvania smart-meter plan into turmoil

The PUC and Peco Energy asked Pennsylvania’s highest court to throw out a decision that makes smart meters optional, not mandatory, for millions of customers.

Philadelphia names Seth Shapiro as heir apparent as PGW chief

Shapiro, who has served on the city-owned gas utility's board, will move over to the executive suite on Jan. 4 and become the utility’s CEO at the end of 2021.

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Pennsylvania DEP official: Trusting Sunoco Pipeline ‘has come back to bite us’ again and again

“We basically said, `Enough is enough,'" said Domenic Rocco, director of regional permit coordination for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

New Jersey refinery becomes latest casualty of collapse in fuel demand

The nationwide decline in fuel demand resulting from pandemic-related lockdowns and less travel have already forced the announced shutdown or repurposing of at least six refineries since March.

UGI will pay $1.1 million fine in 2017 fatal gas explosion that leveled a house

In addition to the fine, the PUC said UGI will spend more than $50 million on safety enhancements, infrastructure replacement and accident-prevention measures.

Sunoco wants to block order to reroute Mariner East pipeline away from Chester’s Marsh Creek Lake

Sunoco has asked a Pennsylvania hearing board to overturn an order requiring it to reroute a troublesome section its Mariner East pipeline, saying the detour would add two years to its project

Japan, world’s third-largest economy, vows to be carbon neutral by 2050

"It's pretty powerful," said one expert. "He was emphasizing a fundamental shift, and that indicates how strongly he feels about the change."

Electric-car mania turns Asian battery makers into power brokers

"There are not enough batteries to fulfill the automakers' near-term promises," said one analyst.

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Secrecy law for Pa. utilities gets boost in court ruling sidelining public records agency

Utility companies — including Sunoco, which is behind the controversial Mariner East pipeline system — have wide authority to keep safety information a secret with little oversight.

Trump didn’t bring back coal in Pa. But that doesn’t mean miners are backing Biden.

Despite Trump’s declaration that he’s “putting our great coal miners back to work,” even people in Pennsylvania’s Coal Country see an industry in its coda.

Unpaid Pa. utility bills soar 68% in the pandemic, and thousands face shutoffs next month

New PUC data shows that Peco customers owe $135.6 million, up 150% from a year ago. PGW customers owe $85.3 million, nearly double the unpaid bills in 2019.

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Emergency plans fail to consider complexity of Mariner East pipelines, and those most at risk in an accident

Experts say they require specialized planning, with blueprints for how all people — especially those with disabilities — can get to safety. But Pa.’s plan is one of passing the buck.

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