| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Harford Community College's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a power purchase agreement Monday, which is expected to save the college more than $1 million in energy costs over 20 years.
Solar panels installed on rooftops of four buildings - the...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Way back when, in the early days of solar energy technology, more than a few people in the scientific community were eager to point out that most of the energy we use is solar, either directly or, in most cases, indirectly.
Direct solar energy is the use...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Nixon's Farm in West Friendship has for 50 years been a fine place for country weddings in the converted 19th-century barn amid the grassy hills — "centrally isolated," the website calls the spot. Soon, though, a portion of the grounds off Route...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 3:41 PM
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...
| May 5, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Here comes the sun — and the sustainable solar energy and savings that come with it. That line of thinking has brought 24 solar panels on 12 posts standing on Columbia Association land in River Hill, an array that can be seen from Route 32.
| May 7, 2012
| 1:55 PM
College students are gluttons for catching rays - now schools are getting in the act, too.
In a bid to shrink its carbon footprint, Johns Hopkins University has put 2,900 photovoltaic panels on the roofs of seven of its buildings, on its Homewood and...
| May 8, 2012
| 1:18 PM
The Town of Bel Air has 13 group homes, and five of them are within a two-block radius near Broadway and Franklin Streets, creating a "community killer," one resident said Monday.
A sixth group home in the same area set to open soon will bring the...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:24 PM
In an effort to "shine a light on solar energy," Roland Park Country School staged a "Solarbration" on April 22 to pay tribute to Earth Day and the school's own stewardship of the environment.
"We celebrated our partial conversion to solar energy and the...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is seeking to raise distribution rates for electricity and natural gas, a move that would add about $11.80 a month to the median residential bill.
The rate increase is needed to pay for updated infrastructure, utility...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Mike Tidwell is correct that the evidence for global climate change is indisputable and that carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels and alterations in the earth's ecosystems is the primary cause ("Forecast calls for pain," Feb. 6). Since the...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:05 AM
What will the Town of Bel Air be like in five years? Or in 10 years?
A comprehensive plan adopted by the Board of Town Commissioners at the Jan. 22 town meeting tries to answer these questions by looking at where the town is today, how it is perceived...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Your recent commentary on climate change continues the politically correct approach to the problem of global warming and its solutions without approaching the reality of what has been accomplished and what the underlying issues are ("Forecast calls for...