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  • Md. regulators launch utility bill review

    Md. regulators launch utility bill review
    Maryland regulators say they will review the extent that customers are past due on bills to electric and gas utilities, fearing that sharply cold temperatures this winter will get more people into trouble. The state Public Service Commission said it...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 6

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 6
    "Any pugilist worth his salt knows when someone's on the ropes, that's when you throw a combination to the gut and a left hook to the jaw." -- Frank Underwood Rachel loves ice cubes. Rachel loves air conditioning. Rachel loves being cold.  That's what...
  • Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather

    Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather
    Matt Kumpar paid $622 for the electricity his auto shop used in January, so he thought the February charge — a whopping $3,192 — was a mistake. It wasn't. The rate for his electric supply skyrocketed, a shift his provider blamed on...
  • BGE rewards Towson U. for energy efficiencies

    BGE rewards Towson U. for energy efficiencies
    Baltimore Gas & Electric CEO Calvin Butler Jr. and U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan joined Towson University officials Thursday afternoon to mark the school's participation in the Department of...
  • Hundreds rally to oppose Cove Point project

    Hundreds rally to oppose Cove Point project
    An estimated 500 people rallied Thursday in Baltimore against plans to export liquefied natural gas from a Southern Maryland facility, chanting and carrying signs past the office tower where state regulators were considering one aspect of that proposal....
  • Solar firm's problems radiate to customers

    Solar firm's problems radiate to customers
    When Ben Benokraitis bought a solar-powered water heater for his Baltimore County home two years ago, the installation company told him he'd get about $800 a year in payments to help offset the cost. That money would come from the sale of three Solar...
  • Howard weatherization program nets $819,000 for energy assistance

    Howard weatherization program nets $819,000 for energy assistance
    Winter finally seems to be winding down, but a Howard County-based program is still working to help families cut down on energy bills this year and in the future. The Weatherization Assistance Program, run by the Community Action Council of Howard...
  • Maryland fines Starion Energy for customer violations

    Maryland fines Starion Energy for customer violations
    Maryland officials Friday ordered Starion Energy, a Connecticut-based company licensed to sell electricity in parts of Maryland, to pay $350,000 for multiple violations of state law, including more than 100 instances in which it enrolled, or re-enrolled...
  • Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]

    Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]
    In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Barack Obama faces two important questions on energy transmission: a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the question of increasing...
  • Md. regulators launch investigation into rate increases by energy suppliers

    Md. regulators launch investigation into rate increases by energy suppliers
    Maryland regulators have launched an investigation into the practices of several energy suppliers in the wake of winter rate spikes that drew howls of complaints from customers. The state Public Service Commission ordered five companies to demonstrate...
  • Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland

    Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland
    Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly. Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...
  • Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project

    Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project
    In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer went to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval...