| Mar 30, 2014
| 8:09 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:36 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:35 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The bill designed to kill the wind energy project in Somerset County would have far-reaching and dire implications for the state if passed ("Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state," April 1).
It would set a precedent whereby one region of...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Eminent domain is one of those governmental attributes that has a fair amount in common with taxes.
Both are inherent powers of any government, dating to the earliest days of government.
Both can seem particularly onerous to the people who end up...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Rep. John Delaney's commentary ("Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S.," April 2) speaks for the energy and job needs of Canada, Crimea, Europe, Russia, Ukraine the Midwestern United States and southern Maryland. Unmentioned in this geopolitical...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Chestertown officials have been interested in energy conservation for a long time — they started tracking usage levels during the 1970s energy crisis.
Even so, when the Eastern Shore town launched a project to cut back on electricity costs seven...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:46 AM
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...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:56 PM
"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.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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....