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  • Easter a time to renew — and for renewable wind energy

    Easter a time to renew — and for renewable wind energy
    Easter's message of hope and new life is a universal and much-needed one throughout the world, but particularly for Marylanders this year as we celebrate the passage of the offshore wind bill by the Maryland General Assembly. I'm filled with thanks to...
  • Garagiola to leave Maryland Senate

    Garagiola to leave Maryland Senate
    Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, who was elected to the Maryland Senate in 2002 as its youngest member and appeared destined for higher office, said Thursday that he is leaving the General Assembly to return to private life. Garagiola, a Montgomery...
  • 'Black liquor' bill resurrected

    Some Annapolis lawmakers have gotten in the Easter spirit a little early.  A bill that would curtail millions in renewable-energy subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills comes to the Senate floor Monday, after being killed last week and then revived...
  • End this outrageous 'black liquor' subsidy

    End this outrageous 'black liquor' subsidy
    Tim Wheeler's most recent article about the fight over black liquor in Maryland's renewable energy standard ("'Black liquor' bill resurrected," March 25) highlights the overwhelming need to reform our state energy policy. Over the last seven years,...
  • In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources

    In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources
    In a recent letter to the editor, Charles Campbell rehashes tired talking points and cherry picks data to attack proven renewable energy sources like wind and solar power ("Nuclear is greenest," May 28). The old-school reliability concerns Mr....
  • Anti-fracking legislation is not premature

    Anti-fracking legislation is not premature
    Commentator Harry Alford's claim that focusing on fracking legislation in Maryland constitutes a waste of time and effort suggests a shocking ignorance of what is happening in other states ("Anti-fracking legislation is premature," March 7). Maryland's...
  • Time for greens to embrace nukes

    Time for greens to embrace nukes
    For too long, many environmentalists have been ambivalent about nuclear energy. It conjures fears: meltdowns, cancers, Chernobyl, Fukushima, overtones of nuclear bombs. Yet, we also know that nuclear power provides 70 percent of all the greenhouse gas-...
  • 'Black liquor' deal goes sour

    'Black liquor' deal goes sour
    A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law by burning so-called "black liquor" has come unglued. The state's only paper plant in Allegany County has...
  • Transportation Center to open at APG

    In the wake of a lengthy BRAC process that has brought more jobs – and traffic – to Harford County, a transportation assistance operation has been set up to help Aberdeen Proving Ground's 21,000 employees find alternative ways to get to work....
  • 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...
  • Old-fashioned meat market, cutting-edge power

    Fifty-eight years after it opened in Highland, Boarman's Old-Fashioned Meat Market is still, in many respects, living up to its name. Boarman family members still mix spices for the pork sausage made in house, the staff butcher still stuffs the sausage...
  • Wind picks up steam

    Wind picks up steam
    Would you pay a little bit more on your monthly utility bill to help build a wind farm generating as much as 200 megawatts of electricity 12 miles or more off the coast of Maryland? That's really all Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed offshore wind bill...