Pa. PUC Urges PGW To Hike Gas Bills So It Can Rebuild Failing Pipes QuickerOne of the PUC’s recommendations would be to increase PGW’s "distribution system improvement charge," which is billed to customers, above the current five-percent cap.
Councilwoman Tasco Crows About Derailment of Nutter's PGW DealMembers of Philadelphia City Council today delivered a great big I-told-you-so to those who wanted the city to sell off the Philadelphia Gas Works.
Marian Tasco Announces Retirement From Philadelphia City Council"I've decided that I will not seek re-election this year for City Council, for the 9th District," Tasco told KYW Newsradio this morning.
Tens of Thousands of Pa. Households Starting This Winter With No HeatThe annual Cold Weather Survey shows 23,213 households without electric or gas heat this season, compared to 19,653 in Pennsylvania last year.
Mayoral Candidate Lynne Abraham Urges Another Try at PGW SaleAbraham hand-delivered a letter to City Council president Darrell Clarke asking him to reconsider scheduling a hearing and inviting the private utility, UIL, back to the table.
Amid City Council Inaction, PGW Bidder Declines To Extend DealToday was City Council's final chance to introduce the required legislation before the PGW sale agreement expires at yearend.
Pa. PUC Builds Its Own Road Map For Future of Philadelphia Gas WorksMayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a "once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives."
Sale Sidelined, Phila. City Council Opens Wider Hearing on Future of PGWCouncilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city's Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.
Councilmembers Say Cancellation of PGW Deal Was Right Thing To Do"Hang in there, because we're going to come up with a better plan," councilwoman Marian Tasco told her colleagues.
Mayor Nutter Hopes Public Outcry Will Resurrect PGW Sale ProposalNutter, still fuming over City Council president Darrell Clarke's decision to scuttle the PGW sale without a public hearing, is hoping that public pressure will force City Council to reverse course.
Nutter Says 'Time Has Come' For Phila. City Council Action on Proposed Sale of PGWCity Council president Darrell Clarke says his staff's internal review should be concluded by next week.
Councilwoman Says PGW Bidder Using "Scare Tactics" To Push SaleA print ad sponsored by UIL Holdings, the Connecticut-based firm that wants to buy PGW from the city, claims the city's gas infrastructure is "dangerously outdated."