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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lansdowne Station Walmart using solar panels for electricity

    Lansdowne Station Walmart using solar panels for electricity
    The Walmart store at Lansdowne Station is in select company when it comes to producing its own energy. The store on Washington Boulevard near the Baltimore Beltway exit is one of only eight Walmarts and two Sam's Club stores in Maryland now using...
  • Ray Lewis passes on Ravens cap, goodwill to president of Tanzania

    Ray Lewis passes on Ravens cap, goodwill to president of Tanzania
    Although retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was unable to make the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro because of a foot injury and fever, he did his part on the ground. During his visit to Africa, Lewis conducted an impromptu meeting with the President of...
  • 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...