| Jul 17, 2012
| 6:53 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2012
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...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:21 PM
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....
| Oct 30, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Power outages hit a plateau early Tuesday morning and began creeping downward, with about 186,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers without electricity at noon, according to the company.
The company said it has restored power to about 114,000...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:53 PM
At 9:30 p.m., Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. reported more than 180,000 customers without power. Harford County has the largest number of customers without power — about 48,900 — though Baltimore County was not far behind, with about 47,300...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Last year, Gov.Martin O'Malley proposed to build 500 megawatts of offshore wind. The debate centered around how much this would really cost, and the proposal died. This year, the proposal is to spend a fixed amount of money by capping the amount by...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Maryland regulators approved Constellation Energy Group's sale to Chicago-based Exelon Corp. on Friday, setting the stage for Baltimore to lose its last Fortune 500 company to an out-of-state owner.
Exelon promptly accepted the terms imposed by the...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Gov.Martin O'Malleyis getting backing from the Midwest in his push to put giant wind turbines off Maryland's coast.
Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, a fellow Democrat, showed up in Annapolis Tuesday to testify in support of O'Malley's bill to provide...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:29 AM
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....
| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Frustration with power reliability in Howard County has officially risen beyond the county level.
A petition signed by more than 300 county residents asking for an official investigation intoBaltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s service in the county was...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Constellation Energy Group and Exelon Corp. are expected to close their $7.9 billion merger Monday, after the deal cleared its final regulatory hurdle Friday.
The approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ends an almost yearlong effort to...