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Construction takes place in December 2017 at the site of Shell's ethane cracker plant in Beaver County.

Trump lifts steel quota Toomey said could hurt Shell’s ethane cracker

The action will allow pipes made with Brazilian steel, held up in U.S. customs, to head for the western Pennsylvania construction site.

By Reid Frazier

The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant burns coal to generate electricity in Beaver County. Photo: Amy Sisk
Updated: August 29, 2018 | 9:28 pm

FirstEnergy to close Bruce Mansfield, state’s largest coal-fired power plant

The company says there is still time for a federal bailout to save its struggling coal plants
By Reid Frazier

Tank Creek was classified as an exceptional value stream by DEP in October 2017. It feeds into the Delaware River.

In the Poconos, a fight simmers over ‘exceptional’ streams

Six creeks recently gained special protection from the state. But some local businesses and landowners say the rules go too far.

By Catalina Jaramillo

Transfer pipes carry liquified natural gas to and from a holding tank, seen in background, at Dominion Energy's Cove Point LNG Terminal in Lusby, Md., Thursday, June 12, 2014. Federal regulators concluded that Dominion Energy's proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose

Trump’s plan for LNG exports to Europe may not have much impact in Pennsylvania

Marcellus Shale production is expected to continue, an industry analyst said, and “we’re rapidly approaching a point where you may need to build capacity out of the Marcellus all the way to the Gulf Coast, and that’s an expensive proposition.”

By Susan Phillips

Solar panels in Hanover generate electricity for the Snyder's-Lance snack company.

Report: Attracting solar farms vital to bolstering renewable energy

Clean energy advocates and environmental officials say bringing solar farms to Pennsylvania needs to happen if the state wants to significantly boost how much energy it gets from the sun.

By Amy Sisk

Demand for natural gas from wells like this in Zelionople, Pa. will exceed that for other fossil fuels in coming years, the IEA said.

Pennsylvania’s gas impact fees rise to $209 million this year

Money goes to local governments, but there is little oversight of how it's spent
By Marie Cusick

Richard Tumushime, an electrician with Pittsburgh-based Energy Independent Solutions, works with a crew to put the finishing touches on wiring a solar panel system at the new Forest Hills Municipal Building.

Solar panels in Hanover generate electricity for the Snyder's-Lance snack company.

Solar installers in Pennsylvania weather tariff upheaval

Smaller-scale projects less affected by materials cost
By Amy Sisk

The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant burns coal to generate electricity in Beaver County.

Report: Draft memo points to Trump invoking national security in bailing out coal, nuclear

Plan could cost ratepayers more in mid-Atlantic, guarantee profits for some power plants
By Reid Frazier

Exelon says it will close Three Mile Island's Unit One reactor in September 2019.

Three Mile Island’s future looks bleaker as it fails at power auction

The nuclear industry has struggled amid slowing demand for electricity and competition from natural gas and renewable energy.

By Marie Cusick
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