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First tanker with US natural gas reaches Poland

WARWAR SAWAW , Poland (AP ) — The first ever tanker with liquefied natural gas from the United States arrived in Poland as part of the country’s — and the region’s — efforts to cut its dependence on Russia.  More...

Natural gas distributor under fire for noncompliance

(AP ) – A natural gas delivery company is taking heat for a compressor station in Susquehanna County, one it built without a required state permit and allegedly stalled reporting noise rules violations to the county.  More...

Renewable sources of electricity outpace nuclear plants

WA WA SHINGTON HINGTON (AP ) — For the first time in decades, the United States got more electricity from renewable sources than nuclear power in March and April.  More...

Community (County Spotlight)

Fay-Penn focuses on making county workforce competitive

Spotlight on Fayette County

No region in Pennsylvania felt the effects of America’s decline in manufacturing more than the southwest. More...

Westmoreland County struggles with population decline

Spotlight on Westmoreland County

(AP) – Westmoreland County lost more population between 2010 and 2016 than any other county in Pennsylvania, peeling away jobs and businesses in a place brimming with local governments, water supply and treatment agencies and school districts.& More...

People

Marsha Kuhns appointed residential lender at Kish Bank

REEDSVILLE, PA – Marsha Kuhns has been appointed to vice president and residential lender at Kish Bank. In her new position, Kuhns will be providing mortgage services to clients throughout the bank’s market. More...

Barton Associates’ Joseph Pawell wins IES Illumination Award

State College, PA – Joseph M. More...

Karen Thole nominated to the board of governors of ASME

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Karen Thole, distinguished professor and department head of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has been chosen as a governor-nominee of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Board of Governors. More...

News

The state of renewables

Although a small part of Pennsylvania’s energy mix, renewable energy sources continue to grow

As one of the nation’s largest producers and net exporters of coal and natural gas, Pennsylvania has long relied on fossil fuels to meet its energy needs.  More...

Construction for new ARL research facility has begun

State College, PA – On May 5, Penn State’s Board of Trustees gave the ‘all clear’ and approved the design and funding for construction on a new addition to its energy testing facility in Benner Township.  More...

Projects aims to keep housing costs low with high efficiency

State College, PA – Creating more energy efficient homes is key to paving the way to a clean energy future. After all, the less energy we use, the less generation we will have to replace.  More...

Business Briefs

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After dismal 2016, shale gas drillers begin to turn a corner

(AP ) – Natural gas producers drilled 397 shale wells through the first six months of 2017, more than twice the number they sank in the same period last year. About 20 additional drilling rigs are exploring for natural gas. More...

UPMC Altoona Foundation’s Golf Classic raises $67,000 to benefit patients

ALTOONA, PA –Through the generosity of 37 sponsors and 234 golfers, the UPMC Altoona Foundation raised $67,000 for direct patient care at UPMC Altoona at the 8th Annual Golf Classic held June 19 at Scotch Valley Country Club, Hollidaysburg. More...

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