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  • Experts pan electric markets

    Electricity deregulation critics who testified at a legislative hearing in Harrisburg Tuesday spent little time talking about the matter at hand -- extending rate caps. Instead, they touted a variety of less dramatic but potentially permanent measures to...
  • Boscola presses case for electric rate caps

    Sen. Lisa Boscola will testify in favor of extending electricity rate caps at a public hearing in Harrisburg next week. Boscola, D-Northampton, announced her role in a press release Tuesday, a day after meeting with Gov. Ed Rendell. The Democratic...
  • PPL profit sets records for quarter and year

    PPL Corp. announced a record annual profit on Thursday, posting numbers that dwarfed the record the company set just a year earlier. The Allentown energy company earned $1.3 billion, or $3.40 per share, in 2007, compared to $865 million, or $2.24 per...
  • Electricity rate caps at issue

    The idea of extending electricity rate caps appears to be gaining momentum in Harrisburg. Gov. Ed Rendell has invited two proponents of extending caps, Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-Northampton, and Rep. Camille George, D-Clearfield, to discuss the matter next...
  • Rendell backs "reasonable' extended rate caps

    Gov. Ed Rendell voiced qualified support for extending caps that freeze electricity rates but are due to expire in 2010 and 2011. "There's a better way to do it than extending rate caps," Rendell said Tuesday while promoting his own wide-ranging energy...
  • PPL proposes phase-in for hike

    PPL Electric Utilities wants to offer its customers the opportunity to start paying more for electricity next year, rather than waiting until 2010. That's when a cap on what PPL can charge for electricity generation is due to expire and rates are expected...
  • Battle line forming over rate changes

    It might be getting harder to drum up support for electricity deregulation. In January, a Pittsburgh-area small business coalition was among those that endorsed a letter touting the virtues of deregulation. But when asked to put his signature on a...
  • Is energy 'fox' minding henhouse?

    This month, after revealing that electricity rates could surge 35 percent for residents and up to 43 percent for businesses in 2010, PPL Corp. shrugged off responsibility for the looming hike, saying it does not set prices -- the marketplace does. But the...
  • Don't be shocked, but PPL rate prediction rises

    The 2010 rate hike looming over PPL Electric Utilities customers just got bigger. According to the latest calculations, the price of electricity could go up 35 percent for homeowners and 23 percent to 43 percent for some businesses. Each of those figures...
  • Businesses flip-flop on electricity deregulation

    A Pittsburgh metals company with 3,500 employees in western Pennsylvania is trying to decide whether to make a major expansion here or in another state with better electricity rates. As Allegheny Technologies weighs its options, company officials have...
  • Residential electricity rate to jump 29%

    PPL Electric Utility customers have gotten their first concrete indication of just how high their rates will jump on Jan. 1, 2010: Twenty-nine percent for homeowners and 18 percent to 37 percent for some businesses, depending on each customer's power use....