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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Tighter greenhouse gas limits adopted for Md., Northeast

    Tighter greenhouse gas limits adopted for Md., Northeast
    A consortium of Northeastern states including Maryland has agreed to reset a power plant emissions cap to current levels and to tighten it annually starting in 2015, an action officials said would increase investment in energy efficiency and slightly...
  • Solar and wind power are no panacea for climate change

    Solar and wind power are no panacea for climate change
    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...
  • Delegate opposed to BGE surcharge plans [Letter]

    Editor: The main reason to vote against the new power company surcharge is the fact that it is not needed. Power companies, like BGE and Washington Gas, already possess the authority to seek rate increases in order to repair and maintain their...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley readies new offshore wind bid

    O'Malley readies new offshore wind bid
    After being thwarted the past two years by skittish lawmakers, Gov. Martin O'Malley is preparing once again to introduce a bill aimed at planting mammoth wind turbines off Ocean City — and the measure may finally pass, thanks to a shake-up in a...
  • Regional climate compact at a crossroads

    Regional climate compact at a crossroads
    A pioneering regional compact to fight climate change stands at a crossroads, as officials from Maryland and eight other Northeast states meet Tuesday in New York to weigh new limits on their power plants' carbon dioxide emissions. With emissions...
  • 'Black liquor' phase-out clears Senate

    'Black liquor' phase-out clears Senate
    A phase-out of renewable energy subsidies for paper mills has cleared the Maryland Senate, though with a provision that guarantees the state's only paper plant in Allegany County would continue to receive payments underwritten by taxpayers....
  • Say yes to LNG

    Say yes to LNG
    The debate about whether the United States should export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cove Point and other waterfront terminals has been going on for months. It is time for action. The United States has an abundance of cheap natural gas, thanks to...
  • Council passes legislation on power reliability, tax credit, parking meters

    The Howard County Council is the first county legislative body in the state to request the Maryland Public Service Commission to investigate electric power reliability in certain areas of the county and the first to institute a tax credit to encourage...
  • Satellite imagery shows power outages in Japan

     
    Air Force satellite imagery is showing exactly how widespread the electric power outages have been in northeast Japan since the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami damaged whole towns and cities, and much of the power infrastructure. The image...