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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $44,200,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $13,800,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               56,100

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $4,600,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $1,100,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           23,700

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Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission Line (New Jersey, Pennsylvania)

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Environmental groups, local residents PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  PPL Electric Utilities and Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G) have jointly proposed to build the Susquehanna-Roseland Project, a 500-kilovolt overhead transmission line from … Continue reading

Broad Mountain Wind Project, Fountain Springs, PA

STATUS: Stalled TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND:  Broad Mountain Development Co. LLC planned to construct and operate a 27-windmill farm in the township of Fountain Springs.   Construction would create roughly 100 temporary jobs. A project spokesperson expressed … Continue reading

Gamesa Energy’s Shaffer Mountain Wind Project, Somerset County, PA

STATUS: Stalled TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents, Sensible Wind Solutions, Mountain Laurel Chapter of Trout Unlimited, The Allegheny Plateau Audubon Society PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Gamesa Energy proposes to install 30 (two megawatt) wind turbines on Shaffer Mountain where, according to … Continue reading

Dunning Mountain Wind Project, Bedford County, PA, Iberdrola Renewables

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents; Save Our Allegheny Ridges (SOAR) PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Iberdrola’s plans to build 25 windmills stretching about four miles in parts of Bedford, East St. Clair, King and South Woodbury townships. … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Wind Project, Energy Unlimited Inc., PA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents; Defend Our Watershed; Save Crystal Lake PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: Energy Unlimited’s proposed project would install 34 turbines with a maximum capacity of 54 megawatts, enough electricity for 16,000 homes.  The … Continue reading

Delta-T Ethanol Facility, PA

STATUS: Stalled TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Local residents; No Ethanol PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: Northeast Ethanol and Renewable Resources LTD proposed a $150 million plant in the city of Mayfield. The plant would have an annual production capacity of 50 million gallons … Continue reading

South Chestnut Ridge Windpower Project, PA

STATUS: Prolonged Delay TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents, Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The $100 million project would install 24 wind turbines and generate enough electricity for 17,000 homes.  Local residents oppose the project based on concerns … Continue reading

Penn-Mar Ethanol Plant, Greene Township, Franklin County, PA

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Citizens for a Quality Environment PROSPECTS: Dead BACKGROUND: On February 7, 2005, Penn-Mar Ethanol signed a $2.24 million sales agreement to buy a 55-acre tract within the Cumberland Valley Business Park, a 1,400 acre community … Continue reading

Penn-Mar Ethanol Plant, Conoy Township, PA (Susquehanna River)

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Neighboring government and residents (Hellam Township) PROSPECTS: Dead BACKGROUND: In 2004, Penn-Mar Ethanol attempted to construct an ethanol producing plant in Conoy Township, Pennsylvania.  Neighboring Hellam Township sent a letter to the Conoy Township Board … Continue reading

Greene Energy Resource Recovery Project, PA

STATUS: In progress with opposition; litigation TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: National Parks Conservation Association; Group Against Smog and Pollution; Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Sierra Club PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND:  In 2003 the developer proposed a 525 megawatt waste coal plant in Greene County, … Continue reading