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  • The GOP does the bidding of the 1 percent [Letter]

    The GOP does the bidding of the 1 percent [Letter]
    I keep waiting for the Republican Party to show some respect for the poor and to stop doing the bidding of the 1 percent. But then I saw that Republicans cut back funding for food stamps while providing more tax dollars for corporate-operated farms....
  • Renewable energy provider Clean Currents discontinues service

    Renewable energy provider Clean Currents discontinues service
    Clean Currents, a Silver Spring-based provider of renewable energy for residents and businesses, said Friday it has stopped serving customers after rising wholesale electricity prices in the recent cold snap caused the company to default on payments to...
  • Domestic drilling could spur U.S. economy [Letter]

    Domestic drilling could spur U.S. economy [Letter]
    The last five paragraphs of Peter Morici's commentary regarding the need to reduce oil imports and grow the economy faster make a lot of sense ("Inequality is the new norm in the U.S.," Jan. 15). I know the left's arguments against being energy...
  • Solar projects 'more mainstream' as costs fall

    Solar projects 'more mainstream' as costs fall
    New solar panels unveiled last week at a real estate developer's Laurel headquarters come with an unusual twist — an energy storage system, the first such commercial setup in the state and one of the first in the country. That drew a crowd. But...
  • Lessons from Superstorm Sandy

     Lessons from Superstorm Sandy
    I remember what I was doing a year ago — clinging to my phone, waiting to hear from my friends and family who were in the heart of Superstorm Sandy, hoping they were safe. One year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Mid-Atlantic, claiming more...
  • Electricity market brings choices, deals — and scams

    Electricity market brings choices, deals — and scams
    James Malaro Jr. bought electricity from a company other than his utility for the first time last fall. The deal quickly went bad. The Centreville man hadn't realized it, but the money-saving rate he'd been quoted was variable, not fixed. It more than...
  • Aberdeen native awarded at White House for solar energy company

    Aberdeen native awarded at White House for solar energy company
    Aberdeen native Nat Kreamer, 37, was honored at the White House Tuesday morning alongside 11 other U.S. veterans for advancing the areas of clean energy and climate security. While serving active duty in Navy in Afghanistan, Kreamer said he saw first-...
  • Drinking water contamination not only downside of proposed gas pipeline [Letter]

    Thank you for Tim Wheeler's article on opposition to the construction of a new natural gas pipeline because of the effects it may have on local water supplies ("Pipeline may affect drinking water, activists fear," Jan. 1). There are other reasons to...
  • Howard installing solar cells at sewage treatment plant

    Howard installing solar cells at sewage treatment plant
    Solar power is going everywhere these days — homes, businesses, schools, even sewage plants. Howard County is beginning work this week installing about 740 photovoltaic panels at its Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant in Savage. The $1.5...
  • City energy contracts go to official's former business partners

    City energy contracts go to official's former business partners
    Twice this year, the city has awarded no-bid energy consulting contracts to a Baltimore company recommended by the head of the city's energy office, who was once listed as a "special partner" in the firm. Bovaro Partners LLC has received renewable-...
  • Five questions for Gary Skulnik

    Five questions for Gary Skulnik
    Gary Skulnik's environmental work history includes stints at Greenpeace and the Sierra Club. These days he's selling electricity — the renewable kind. He co-founded Clean Currents, which buys wind and solar power from producers and resells it to...
  • Trend toward solar-powered homes catching on in Laurel

    Trend toward solar-powered homes catching on in Laurel
    Chip Gribben has been a green kind of guy for a long time. He composts his scraps in his back yard, uses energy-efficient light bulbs and has been driving an electric car for 20 years. But only last year did he and his wife take one of the biggest steps...