| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:45 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:38 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:04 AM
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-...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:34 PM
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...