Wolf likely to make shale gas severance tax an early priority

Power Source By Michael Sanserino HARRISBURG — Gov.-elect Tom Wolf will enter office next month facing Republican majorities in the state Senate and House of Representatives that grew as a result of the most recent election. But he should find support for one of his biggest campaign pledges — to impose a severance tax on […]

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Here’s an Energy Policy Prescription for Pa.’s Next Governor

PennLive By Stephanie Catarino Wissman In state after state, energy was a winning issue in the midterm elections. Candidates who agreed on little else often found common ground in championing America’s job-creating energy revolution. In West Virginia, Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant made a point of saying “It’s not about Democrat versus Republican… I disagree with […]

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Carbon Reductions Cheaper When States Collaborate, Analysis Shows

Power Source By Anya Litvak Meeting federal carbon emission targets will be a lot cheaper if Pennsylvania teams up with other states, a new analysis by the nation’s largest grid operator found. PJM Interconnection — the Valley Forge, Pa., organization that manages the flow of electricity in 13 northeastern states and the District of Columbia […]

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Wolf ousts Corbett in Pennsylvania governor’s race

By Marc Levy, Associated Press Tuesday, November 4, 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) >> Democrat Tom Wolf was elected Pennsylvania governor Tuesday after the businessman and first-time candidate spent $10 million of his own money on an early TV ad campaign that endeared him to voters and helped send unpopular Gov. Tom Corbett to a historic […]

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What Wolf’s win means for energy and the environment

by Susan Phillips Now we know. Democrat Tom Wolf will indeed be taking the reins from Gov. Corbett in just over two months. For the first time since 1954, an incumbent Pennsylvania governor did not either win re-election or cede power to someone from their own party.  That’s an historic loss for Pennsylvania’s GOP, which has […]

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