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Monthly Archives: October 2013

House Prepares for Transportation Vote

After a brief one week break, the state House may be nearing a vote on a comprehensive state transportation funding plan.


DCNR Convenes First Meeting of Natural Gas Advisory Committee​

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources convened the first meeting of the Natural Gas Advisory Committee this week in State College to fulfill a recommendation in the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission Report.


Biofuels Crops Could Help Pennsylvania Farmers

Emerging technologies allowing for the making of biofuels from perennial grass crops, woody material and other organic carbon sources – known as biomass – could give Pennsylvania farmers and businesses that support them a boost while increasing domestic energy reserves. Officials say the method may be a viable alternative to corn-based ethanol production, which local agriculture has profited from for years.