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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Change Md. blames O'Malley for rising electricity costs

    Change Md. blames O'Malley for rising electricity costs
    A group headed by a Republican who plans to run in next year's gubernatorial election is blaming Gov. Martin O'Malley for rising utility costs, echoing one of O'Malley’s campaign tactics against his predecessor. O'Malley beat then-Gov. Robert L....
  • Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism

    Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism
    If Maryland’s bolloxed rollout of Obamacare has taught us anything, it is the failure of technocracy — especially the snake oil the O’Malley administration has been selling since 2006.  The idea that they are a results-oriented, data...
  • Push urged for more cool roofs in Baltimore

    Push urged for more cool roofs in Baltimore
    Leigh Peterson has one of the coolest roofs in Baltimore. Her rowhouse near Patterson Park sports a blinding white cap, topped by a row of shiny solar panels. Peterson, 29, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...
  • 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...
  • 50 years ago: Two from PA die in small plane crash near Rocks State Park

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, August 16, 1962: Dr. Helen Myers of Lancaster, Pa., a pilot, and her passenger, Maurice Wilhere of Philadelphia, died when their single-prop aircraft crashed into a wooded hillside at Rocks State Park....
  • PSC may prohibit utilities from charging fee during first 24-hours after major storm

    The Maryland Public Service Commission may prohibit the state's utility companies from charging customers a small service fee during the first day of a major power outage. "It's like pouring salt in their wounds. … It may be 50 cents, but in a...
  • State senators call for fining utilities for power outages

    State senators call for fining utilities for power outages
    Two members of the state senate are taking on local utility companies in a big way by demanding that Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric come up with a plan within 60 days to respond quickly to power outages following major storms. They hope that plan...
  • Can consumers outraged by outages be compensated for woes?

    Cathy Pelekakis, who was without power for six days after the June derecho, quickly made a few calls to complain: to her state representative, the Baltimore County executive and the Maryland Public Service Commission. Next on her list: a letter to...
  • Downtown reaches 107 as heat fuels severe storms

    Downtown reaches 107 as heat fuels severe storms
    Record-breaking heat fueled severe storms that swept across parts of Maryland on Wednesday. Though not an official record-keeping location, Maryland Science Center reached 107 degrees, tying the hottest mark ever recorded in Baltimore, on July 10, 1936....
  • Editorial: Ray of hope at Harford Community College

    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...
  • Paper mills reap millions from state energy law

    Paper mills reap millions from state energy law
    A Western Maryland paper mill and several others in the region have collected millions of dollars over the past eight years by taking advantage of an obscure provision in a state law that is supposed to encourage the development of wind, solar and other...
  • "Green electricity" -- cheaper and cleaner

    "Green electricity" -- cheaper and cleaner
    What if you could be greener and save money at the same time? Well, you can.  By switching your home’s power to “green” electricity, you can reduce your household’s contribution to climate change by 24 percent while also...