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Multiple ways to save energy dollars this season

With winter weather straight ahead, and as the dollar becomes tighter, ways to save energy around the house become more important. There are several ways to save energy, and thus dollars, around the home. PPL spokesman Kurt Blumenau said a homeowner has to customize their energy-saving efforts. “Every home is different, and the level of energy savings can vary significantly ...

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8 charged with trespassing at gas pipeline protest in Pa.

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LANCASTER, Pa. — Eight people protesting a possible pipeline near a Native American site in central Pennsylvania have been charged with trespassing. LNP news reports about three dozen people demonstrated against the natural gas project in Conestoga Township. Workers began drilling test holes Monday on the property owned by utility company PPL. They briefly stopped after being confronted by protesters, but ...

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PPL’s sale of Montana hydro plants is final

PPL has completed the sale of its Montana hydroelectric plants to NorthWestern Energy. The sale, announced in September 2013, netted the Allentown utility and power generator $890 million, and includes 11 hydroelectric power plants with a total generating capacity of more than 630 megawatts, as well as the Hebgen Lake reservoir. PPL will keep its interest in the Colstrip and ...

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Unplanned shutdown problems at PPL nuclear plant near Berwick resolved, NRC says.

Mary Guydish | The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) SALEM TWP. — Issues that had caused a higher-than expected number of unplanned “scrams,” or nuclear reactor shutdowns, at the PPL Susquehanna Steam Electric Station have been resolved, according to a letter released by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC sent a letter to plant Chief Nuclear Officer Timothy Rausch dated Sept. ...

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