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  • Constellation-Exelon merger will benefit Baltimore, BGE customers

    In his June 27 commentary ("PSC should be skeptical of Constellation-Exelon merger"), Byron Beckford questions whether the pending merger of Constellation Energy with Exelon Corporation will be good for Baltimore. It will. Since we first began...
  • Building the global university

    Building the global university
    At the turn of the 20th century, Professor Woodrow Wilson said that every man sent out from a university should be a man of his nation as well as a man of his time. At the beginning of the 21st century, we can say that every person sent out from a...
  • Earth Day 2011: Reality bites

    Friday marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day and provides the customary opportunity to take stock of the environmental movement in this country. Unfortunately, for all the talk of the greening of America, it's been a pretty rotten 12 months for the...
  • Exelon deal bad for Baltimore despite jobs claim

    Nobody knows better than Mayo Shattuck, the former investment banker, that economic value is determined by future cash flows. By that measure, Baltimore just went downmarket, no matter how hard he and other executives try to sell Constellation Energy's...
  • What the Exelon-Constellation deal means

    For ratepayers: Constellation and Exelon have put together a package that they say will benefit BGE consumers, including: A $100 one-time credit on each BGE residential customer's bill. $5 million for a state program that aids low-income customers....
  • O'Malley should trash the waste-to-energy bill

    O'Malley should trash the waste-to-energy bill
    Virtually every major environmental group in the state is urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that would classify waste-to-energy incinerators as a "Tier 1" renewable resource, on par with wind and solar power, but the governor has yet to commit to...
  • Trash incineration isn't renewable energy

    Trash incineration isn't renewable energy
    A growing coalition of environmentalists, public health advocates and sustainable businesses including renewable energy companies and composters are urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto legislation that would qualify trash incineration as a "Tier 1"...
  • 'Green' energy: New solar panels at River Hill pool will save CA money

    'Green' energy: New solar panels at River Hill pool will save CA money
    Here comes the sun — and the sustainable solar energy and savings that come with it. That line of thinking has brought 24 solar panels on 12 posts standing on Columbia Association land in River Hill, an array that can be seen from Route 32. The...
  • Hopkins grabs rays from campus rooftops

    Hopkins grabs rays from campus rooftops
    College students are gluttons for catching rays - now schools are getting in the act, too. In a bid to shrink its carbon footprint, Johns Hopkins University has put 2,900 photovoltaic panels on the roofs of seven of its buildings, on its Homewood and...
  • Group homes again drawing concern in Bel Air

    The Town of Bel Air has 13 group homes, and five of them are within a two-block radius near Broadway and Franklin Streets, creating a "community killer," one resident said Monday. A sixth group home in the same area set to open soon will bring the...
  • Green products and displays highlighted Green Day

    Green was the theme at Russett's fourth annual Green Day on May 5, sponsored by the Russett Green Committee. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a constant flow of more than 350 people came through the community center perusing "green" products on display, while...
  • Wind farms aren't the answer to cutting Md.'s greenhouse gas emissions

    Wind farms aren't the answer to cutting Md.'s greenhouse gas emissions
    Constellation Energy held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week for its new wind farm in Western Maryland. This project is fortunately small compared to what Gov. Martin O'Malley plans for offshore of the Maryland coast and will not present a major increase...