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Alternative Energy

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  • Put wind farm on hold [Letter]

    Put wind farm on hold [Letter]
    One can always hear a great "spin" in a story, particularly when the authors are activists for a cause. I refer to the commentary concerning wind turbines in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation," April 21). Authors Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat are...
  • Domino Sugars sign goes solar

    Domino Sugars sign goes solar
    Think sunshine — not just sweetness — when you see the Domino Sugars sign lighting up the Inner Harbor at night. Solar panels have been installed on a rooftop at the sugar refinery off Key Highway to illuminate the neon fixture that's long...
  • Wind farm not worth the risk [Letter]

    Wind farm not worth the risk [Letter]
    Tom Vinson's and Bruce Burcat's arguments ("A wind-win situation," April 21) asking Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto House Bill 1168, which places a temporary moratorium on the construction of wind turbines in Somerset County, suffers from the misleading...
  • 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....
  • Historic homes and solar energy

    Historic homes and solar energy
    At Tom and Marcia Lewis' house in Annapolis, the future meets the past. Last year the couple installed solar panels on the roof of their 110-year-old frame house in the city's Historic District. "We're very much in favor of alternative energy sources,...
  • Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds

    Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds
    Massive wind turbines that could dot the horizon from Ocean City within a few years could affect more than the power grid -- they might offer some protection from hurricanes, a study has found. The idea is that the turbines' rotation saps some of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...