Renewable Resources Used in US Power Plants

In 2013, 13% of the US electricity generated was from renewable sources. Here's a look at what renewables make up this amount.



Area counties' Shale impact fees up 15.5%

Philadelphia and four surrounding counties will receive $3.9 million this year from the Marcellus Shale impact fee, up 15.5 percent from last year, according to figures released this month by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.



State Adds 2,000 Acres to Farmland Preservation Program

The 2,014 additional acres will be located on 26 farms in 14 counties, including Bucks, Chester, Lehigh and Northampton.



EQT announces pipeline to carry Marcellus gas to the Southeast

Pittsburgh-based EQT and a Florida company NextEra Energy launched a non-binding open season for drillers that want to reserve capacity on the Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which will connect Marcellus and Utica natural gas to markets in the southeastern U.S.



Westmoreland County authority hires drilling auditor to oversee shale royalties

By the end of this year, royalties from Marcellus shale gas drilling could provide 10 percent of the revenues generated by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, according to agency officials.



New Poll: Pa. Voters Overwhelming Support Jobs Over New Energy Taxes

"When Pennsylvania voters are given a choice between a new energy tax and jobs, they choose jobs" This was a key finding - among others - of a newly released public opinion survey, as reported by the Harrisburg Patriot-News.



The CNG Light Switch

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is domestically abundant, clean, safe, quiet, powerful, efficient, affordable and economical for the United States.



DEP: Jon Day impoundment contaminated groundwater

State environmental regulators said a leak at the Jon Day impoundment contaminated groundwater with chloride as crews removed nearly 12,000 tons of soil from the Marcellus Shale drilling operation in Amwell Township.



Lawsuit against Cabot Oil can proceed

A Dimock Twp. couple suing Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. over their methane-contaminated well should be permitted to proceed with a negligence claim, but other counts in the suit should be dismissed for lack of evidence, a federal magistrate judge said.



Appeals court rules regulators must reconsider Tennessee pipeline project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission violated federal environmental law when it treated one large natural gas pipeline expansion as four separate projects, according to a federal appeals court ruling.