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  • 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...
  • O'Malley, Cardin back Obama's move to curb power-plant carbon emissions

    O'Malley, Cardin back Obama's move to curb power-plant carbon emissions
    Maryland's Democratic office-holders joined environmentalists in praising the Obama administration's announcement Friday that it is moving to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a statement in support of the...
  • Gansler launches campaign for governor

    Gansler launches campaign for governor
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched his campaign for governor Tuesday, casting himself as an anti-establishment Democrat overflowing with ideas for a state he loves and willing to take risks to accomplish them. "I am not your candidate...
  • 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...
  • Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy

    Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy
    When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action. Starting in...
  • House tour shines a light on solar power

    House tour shines a light on solar power
    Three years ago, Frank Smith of Glen Burnie spent more than $44,000 to make the transition to solar power at his Cape Cod-style home, which was built in 1957. That seemed like a hefty expense at the time, but significantly lower energy costs and tax...
  • 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-...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, July 14 Lecture Congregation Kneseth Israel presents its annual Rabbi Morris D. and Rebbetzin Esther Rosenblatt Memorial Lecture at 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. The speaker will be Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic. A...