Mayor Nutter is taking issue with the Council President’s view of how officials will deal with his controversial plan to sell PGW.
City Council President Darrell Clarke is signaling to colleagues that he doesn’t want the mayor’s plan to sell PGW to be formally introduced in council until consultants study the deal further.
The Philadelphia Gas Works is launching an effort to get homeowners to do home energy audits in exchange for rebates for improving the home’s energy efficiency.
City Council has hired a Massachusetts firm called Concentric Energy Advisors to analyze the winning PGW bid, as well as the losing bids and the entire concept of the sale.
The Utility Emergency Services Fund is a 30-year-old program to help families pay off utility bills and keep the lights on.
The ink was barely dry on Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works to a private utility when it became clear that the move faces an extremely tough sell on City Council. Nutter, though, voices optimism.
The mayor on Monday announced an agreement to sell the city-owned gas utility to UIL Holdings Corp. for $1.86 billion and using some of the proceeds to prop up its distressed pension fund.
Crews are responding to reports of a gas leak on the 2500 block of South Mole Street.
Officials say over two dozen homes had to be evacuated Saturday following a gas main break in South Philadelphia.
It was a sleepless night for residents who were forced to evacuate their homes after a car crash led to a gas leak in Northeast Philadelphia.
Final bids are due at the end of this month from companies that are vying to purchase the Philadelphia Gas Works from the city.
It is not just snow we are dealing with tonight, bitterly cold temperatures are on the way as well.
It happened around 3 p.m. Monday at 10th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia.
Binding bids will be due in January, and the city would finalize sales terms by February.
Philadelphia Gas Works says enrollment in the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program, known as LIHEAP, is open.