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  • District 12 candidates speak to seniors at Charlestown in Catonsville

    District 12 candidates speak to seniors at Charlestown in Catonsville
    The stage of the Charlestown Retirement Community auditorium was crowded with all 13 candidates running for state delegate in District 12 at a candidate forum held Tuesday night. Ten Democrats and three Republicans are contending for three seats in a...
  • Weathering climate change [Commentary]

    Weathering climate change [Commentary]
    So, how about this weather? This question is often just small talk, but conversation about the recent weather has not been simple idle chatter. While Baltimore was bundled up against the frigid "polar vortex," Alaska saw record high temperatures. While...
  • 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...
  • Wind and solar aren't viable energy alternatives — and will never be

    Wind and solar aren't viable energy alternatives — and will never be
    The letters in support of Gov. Martin O'Malley's greenhouse gas reduction plan show an amazing ignorance of the facts ("O'Malley says state has 'moral obligation' to avert climate change," July 25). The U.S. uses 4,000 billion kilowatt hours per year....
  • Wind energy: Good for the environment and consumers

    Wind energy: Good for the environment and consumers
    A recent letter ("Wind and solar aren't viable energy alternatives — and will never be," Aug. 5) misstates the facts in an attempt to attack wind energy. Wind power is already a mainstream energy source in the U.S., accounting for 35 percent of...
  • 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...
  • Gansler tries to move past race comments

    Gansler tries to move past race comments
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Wednesday tried to move past the fallout from his secretly recorded comments about his political opponent's ethnicity. Gansler hosted an environmental policy discussion on the Eastern Shore, but the...
  • Business leaders believe in clean energy

    Business leaders believe in clean energy
    Maryland has repeatedly shown leadership on climate change and the clean-energy solutions that will both tackle the problem and provide economic growth. In order to continue this leadership, Maryland faces an important choice: whether to take another step...
  • Climate change a serious issue that needs addressed [Letter]

    Editor: For many members of the millennial generation, the current political landscape has discouraged us from becoming involved in the political debate. From health care, to unemployment, and everything in between there seems to be a lack of appetite...