Construction has started at Invenergy's $1.2 billion natural gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania. The Lackawanna Energy Center project will employ 800 construction workers but faced some initial opposition from the local community. Construction should be completed in 2018.
Snow shovels and other winter supplies remain in demand at some stores in the eastern part of the country as residents face a spate of storms. Some retailers, however, have limited supplies as they've already brought out their spring inventories.
Todd Teske, CEO, chairman and president of Briggs & Stratton, has been re-elected chairman of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce group during its annual board meeting. Daniel Ariens, CEO and president of Ariens, was also re-elected to his position as vice chairman of the business association.
Traditional gas-powered lawn mowers generate 5% of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2007 study by the Environmental Protection Agency. This piece looks at three other types of mowers that could reduce those emissions: solar, electric and cylinder.