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  • O'Malley says state has 'moral obligation' to avert climate change

    O'Malley says state has 'moral obligation' to avert climate change
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday that Maryland will not meet its ambitious goal to cut greenhouse gases unless the state adopts more aggressive measures he is proposing. The governor — who said the state has a "moral obligation" to avert...
  • 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...
  • Former UM student accused of campus threat pleads guilty

    Former UM student accused of campus threat pleads guilty
    A former University of Maryland honors student accused of contemplating a campus shooting rampage accepted a plea deal Tuesday, and prosecutors said the case was evidence that authorities are responding threats with vigilance. Alexander G. Song 2nd...
  • Aging public housing buildings in Annapolis get new solar panels

    Aging public housing buildings in Annapolis get new solar panels
    At one of Annapolis' public housing buildings last week, new solar panels on the roof collected energy to heat hot water for more than two dozen apartments below. Inside, a message scrawled on the wall asked whoever had been urinating in the hallway to...
  • CA to put solar panels on Amherst House, eyes alternative energy opportunities

    The Columbia Association is working on its second solar panel project of the year — slightly more than 100 solar panels to be installed on the roof of Amherst House in Kings Contrivance — as the organization makes a bigger push to use...
  • Sierra Club kayakers urge closure of recently sold coal plants

    Sierra Club kayakers urge closure of recently sold coal plants
    Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek on Saturday to call attention to the recently announced sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air. Jan Hoffmaster of Millersville, the outings...
  • Wood touted as 'new' renewable fuel

    Wood touted as 'new' renewable fuel
    Lee Richardson is a pioneer of sorts in taking a new look at a very old energy source. The Wicomico County poultry farmer just finished installing a commercial-sized wood pellet stove to heat one of his chicken houses in Willards, east of Salisbury. When...
  • Nuclear is the greenest energy

    Tom Horton's recent commentary on nuclear energy is excellent and provides the beginning of a rational discussion of green energy in Maryland ("Embracing nukes," May 23). He includes data which shows that wind farms on average operate at 30 percent of...
  • Test drive electric and hybrid cars at Green Day [Russett]

    Happy Earth Day! Monday, April 22, we celebrate Earth Day. Did you know the first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, and in the 1990s it went global? No matter how big or small, we can all make a difference, not just on Earth Day but everyday....
  • Natural gas exports could prove costly

    I would like to respond to the recent commentary about liquefied natural gas by Dan Ervin ("Say yes to LNG," Nov. 14). Mr. Ervin is described as a "professor of finance at Salisbury University," and he writes from that point of view, but only in a one-...
  • Sandy shows the need for a smarter power grid

    Approximately 200,000 people in Maryland were left without power in wake of hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30 2012. Three days later only 700 houses were still left without power. Jeannette M. Mills at Baltimore Gas and Electricity observed that the quick...