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(Councilmen Wilson Goode, left, and Bill Greenlee confer as City Council receives a briefing in the Council caucus room from the consulting firm it hired to evaluate the PGW sale.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. City Council Set For Summer Recess With PGW Deal On Hold

Much to Mayor Nutter’s chagrin, his controversial plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works will not be introduced before City Council adjourns for the summer season.

06/19/2014

(Pa. state representative Robert Godshall, testifying before the  Independent Regulatory Review Commission.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Plan To Limit Variable Electric Rate Hikes in Pa. Clears Hurdle

Pa. state representative Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery County), who chairs the House Consumer Affairs Committee, testified against the changes, saying they won’t do enough to protect consumers from spikes in variable rates.

05/22/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Pa. PUC Tightens Notification, Response Requirements on Electric Suppliers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is moving to address thousands of complaints filed in recent months over rapidly rising electric bills.

04/04/2014

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Pa. PUC Suggests Electric Customers Socked in January Ask For Adjustments

A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission spokeswoman says electric customers with variable-rate plans from competitive suppliers have seen winter rates double and even triple in some cases.

02/21/2014

(File photo: a home without heat in New York State in 2012.  Credit: Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Pa. Officials Urge Residents To Contact Their Utility After Heat Shutoff

State officials put the number of households without heat this winter at more than 19,000, up about three thousand from last year.

12/24/2013

(File photo)

After California Tragedy, Pennsylvania Limo Watchdogs Staying Alert

A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission says the limousine industry is safer overall than many other transportation segments.

05/09/2013

(Gov. Tom Corbett, center of photo, with area government and power company officials.  Credit: Mark Abrams)

Gov. Corbett Tours Power Repairs In Montgomery County, Pa.

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett surveyed some of the damage to utility lines in Peco territory on Wednesday.

10/31/2012

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

State’s Consumer Advocate Defends Pa. Electric Supplier System As PUC Mulls Changes

A top Pennsylvania regulator thinks not enough people are taking advantage of the opportunity to switch electricity suppliers, but Pennsylvania’s consumer advocate thinks the system is fine as it is.

05/09/2011

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