Bruce Springsteen Plotting Unprecedented Broadway Residency

first_imgBruce Springsteen, The Boss himself, may be taking his famous worldwide stadium-sized live show to a very different kind of venue this fall. According to a report in the New York Post, Springsteen will make his Broadway debut at the Walter Kerr Theatre for an eight-week run. During the stint, Bruce will deliver a pared-down version of his massive live show to the 975-capacity theater five nights a week.Watch Bruce Springsteen Learn And Crush New Cover Mid-Show Like A Boss [Pro-Shot]As a source tied to the theatre reported to the Post, “He wants to play a smaller house. He wants to try something more intimate, and he likes the idea of being on Broadway.” Although the exact dates have not yet been finalized, the run will likely open in November. The pot was sweetened for Springsteen by a too-good-to-refuse deal from the company that owns the venue: no rent for the entire 8-week stint. “He’ll keep the lights on in the building, and they’ll sell gazillions of dollars worth of booze,” said the Post‘s source. As with most of his stadium shows, these performances will likely sell out in a matter of seconds.Some insiders believe Springsteen’s Broadway gig may be a prelude to another upcoming project: turning his best-selling 2016 memoir Born To Run into a jukebox musical in the same vane as successful productions like Jersey Boys.[h/t – New York Post]last_img read more

Governor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas station in York County

first_img July 28, 2017 Energy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today helped celebrate the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station at a Shipley Energy fleet fueling facility in Spring Garden Township, York County. The CNG station, located at the intersection of Interstate 83 and Route 30, is a partnership between Shipley Energy of York and Clean Energy Fuels Corp of California. The CNG station and five Shipley Energy CNG fleet vehicles received nearly $600,000 in state incentives.“Using CNG to power vehicles for business fleets is not only environmentally smart, it also makes strong economic sense for the companies that take advantage of this Pennsylvania resource,” said Governor Wolf at the ribbon cutting. “Projects like this enable Pennsylvanians to benefit from our tremendous natural gas resources which has significant impact on the commonwealth’s economic well-being and creates jobs.”Shipley Energy, which owns the fueling station, received a $181,000 grant through the Natural Gas Energy Development Program from the Department of Environmental Protection to help with the cost of switching five fleet vehicles to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas.  The commonwealth has invested more than $13.8 million to reimburse grantees statewide for the purchase or conversion of 713 heavy duty vehicles, displacing over 8.9 million gasoline gallon equivalents per year.Fleet vehicles from Shipley Energy and other companies can use the CNG fueling pumps.“We are excited to be the vanguard of deployment of CNG for fleets to diversify their fuel recourses and to be more environmentally conscious,” said Matt Sommer, Shipley Energy President and COO. “CNG is cleaner, less expensive, and locally produced.”Clean Energy Fuels Corp, which operates similar facilities across North America, received a $409,523 grant through the Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) Program from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for construction of the pumps. The authority has approved 46 compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas station projects through the program since 2013 for a total investment of nearly $25 million.Pennsylvania has 83 open natural gas fueling stations and an additional 40 stations are under construction or proposed.“As the largest provider of natural gas fuel for the transportation industry, we understand the importance of partnering with companies like Shipley Energy, and states like Pennsylvania, which understand how important alternative fuels are in moving our nation’s freight,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy Fuels. “Natural gas offers significant greenhouse gas reductions over diesel, and because of the significant grant programs offered here, along with the Governor’s commitment to economic development, we believe that natural gas fueling in Pennsylvania is here to stay.”In addition to the support, the Wolf administration is offering other tools to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles. The Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG), awarded by the Department of Environmental Protections, has provided $10.6 million to 91 awardees to support the purchase or conversion for light and medium duty natural gas vehicles as well as propane and electric fleet vehicles of any size. The program has disbursed $3.8 million for the purchase or conversion of 563 vehicles, displacing over 1.7 million gasoline gallon equivalents per year.Additionally, the Department of Transportation launched an innovative public private partnership mechanism to expand CNG fueling stations for transit agencies. When completed these CNG fueling stations will supply gas to more than 1,600 CNG buses at participating transit agencies, and will be open to the public. Governor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas station in York Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more