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Network Plans To Bring Shale Power To East Coast

PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard.

07/31/2014

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Obama, Biden Unveil Job Training Grant Program

The president and vice president of the United States visited Pittsburgh today, putting the city in the spotlight once again.

04/16/2014

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Job Training Brings Obama And Biden To Pittsburgh Wednesday

Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills site will host both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday afternoon.

04/15/2014

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Public Urged To Stay Inside, Conserve Energy During Deep Freeze

Shuttering the schools is almost a no-brainer when the roads are too snowy. But when it comes to temperature, it’s more of a judgment call.

01/27/2014

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New Year Means New Light Bulb Regulations

Get ready to say goodbye to the light bulbs we all grew up with.

12/30/2013

State Utility Agency Has A Black Friday Way To Save

11/29/2013

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State Utility Agency Has A Black Friday Way To Save

Pennsylvania’s public utility regulators have an idea to save money on Black Friday.

11/29/2013

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Can Alternative Fuel Boost The Economy?

Rob Pratte was joined by Rick Price from ProGas and Dave Dudo from BeeMac Trucking to discuss the upcoming Odyssey alternative fuel event.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/06/2013

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2 FirstEnergy Coal-Fired Plants To Close Next Week

FirstEnergy says it will close two coal-fired power plants in southwestern Pennsylvania as scheduled next week with no expectations that they will be sold or reopened under stricter environmental regulations.

10/04/2013

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Budget Cuts Threaten Local Energy Lab

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), with two big facilities in South Park and Morgantown, is not well-known, but — working with local universities — it’s America’s fossil fuel research lab.

08/21/2013

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No War On Coal, Energy Sec. Asserts In Pittsburgh

Talk to coal industry executives and their political allies — and you’d think President Obama and his administration are out to get coal.

07/29/2013

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

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New Caffeinated Potato Chips Offer Boost Of Energy

If you need a jolt of energy, coffee and sodas are not the only answer anymore. A new kind of potato chip can give you the same buzz you would get from energy drinks and they look and crunch the like any other chip.

04/20/2012

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