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  • O'Malley vows new offshore wind push

    O'Malley vows new offshore wind push
    Gov. Martin O'Malley vowed Tuesday to renew his stymied push for building wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic Coast but said he's not sure yet what type of government incentive he'll ask lawmakers to approve for the industry next year. A top Obama...
  • Clear the way for a greener electric grid

    Clear the way for a greener electric grid
    Wind generators or windmills are sprouting up all over the United States. They're part of a growing move to expand the use of renewable energy sources, like wind and the sun, to produce electricity. Examples are everywhere. Construction of a 50-megawatt...
  • SunEdison headquarters leaves Beltsville for Calif.

    SunEdison LLC, one of the nation's largest providers of solar energy services, said at a news conference with California's governor Monday that it had moved its headquarters from Beltsville to California's Silicon Valley. The news was announced by...
  • BGE didn't need to restore my solar power

    After Hurricane Irene, power to my entire block in Hampden was out — except at my house, thanks to my solar panels. While the panels obviously didn't work during the night of the storm, by the next morning my fridge was still ice cold, my sump pump...
  • Wind power potential studied for Harford farmers

    Wind power potential studied for Harford farmers
    A study in Harford County could tell farmers if there's enough sustained wind strength to economically generate electricity for their operations. For the past year, a farm in Black Horse, on the northwestern side of the county, has been home to a...
  • Green jobs economy has hits and misses in Maryland

    Green jobs economy has hits and misses in Maryland
    Dirty, used oil promises to bring some badly needed jobs to Baltimore, one recycling company says. But energy-saving light fixtures aren't proving to be the growth business that another company thought they were — at least not yet. FCC...
  • O'Malley's slipping grades on the environment

    O'Malley's slipping grades on the environment
    It's less than two months into the school year, and Gov. Martin O'Malley's grades have already slipped a little. He was marked down last week to a B+ from his usual glowing environmental marks by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, largely on...
  • Solyndra's failure doesn't discredit the larger solar power industry

    Rather than the Washington political circus that undoubtedly will mark Congress' upcoming hearings into the collapse of Solyndra, the government-subsidized solar panel maker, the company's problems should be viewed as an unfortunate bump in the road...
  • 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"...