PECO's Pat McGinty.
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Pat Loeb
December 25, 2019 - 3:01 pm
Lights and Christmas go together, so it's especially annoying when the power goes out on Christmas. PECO knows that so they keep several dozen employees on duty for Christmas, and they had plenty to do this year. Read more here.
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Offshore wind energy.
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David Madden
November 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
New Jersey is doubling down on efforts to create offshore wind farms thanks to an executive order from Gov. Phil Murphy. Read more here.
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Carlos Lama of Bayside Cafe, which was among businesses to lose power due to PG&E's public safety power shutoff, uses an LED lamp and light from his phone at the counter of the restaurant in Sausalito, Calif.
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AP News
October 10, 2019 - 11:15 am
More than 1.5 million people in Northern California were in the dark Thursday, most for a second day, after the state's largest utility cut off electricity to more customers to prevent wind-fueled wildfires amid dry weather and strong winds sweeping through the region.
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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John McDevitt
October 03, 2019 - 4:43 pm
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is taking a big step in his effort to fight climate change in the nation's fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Read more here.
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Power lines and power generating windmills
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Jim Melwert
May 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County's government is doing its part to help the environment. Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh said a switch to 100 percent wind energy would cost $24,000 per year, which works out to about 1.5 percent of the county’s electrical costs. “This...
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Electric bill.
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David Madden
April 18, 2019 - 6:35 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — If you live or operate a business in New Jersey, your electric bill is going up to subsidize three South Jersey nuclear plants. PSE&G will get $300 million a year for the next three years under the 4-1 vote from the Board of Public Utilities in return for keeping...
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PECO Building
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Justin Udo
December 26, 2018 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PECO is raising its rates, and the hike is set to hit in the next few days. Customers can also expect to get a little something back. PECO recently released a statement telling customers that they can expect to start paying more for their services starting in January...
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Mark Abrams
June 13, 2018 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was a rainy and sometimes unusually warm spring, but PECO said overall electric usage was largely unchanged. He said it's difficult to use a narrow window of a season as a barometer for setting electric rates, so PECO takes a longer view. "When we look at the last...
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A youth cries over the coffin of Nery Otoniel Gomez Rivas, 17, whose body was pulled from the volcanic ash during the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, during his wake.
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June 05, 2018 - 11:22 am
ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Lilian Hernandez wept as she spoke the names of aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandmother and two great-grandchildren — 36 family members in all — missing and presumed dead in the explosion of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire. "My cousins Ingrid, Yomira, Paola, Jennifer,...
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