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  • John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor

    John H. "Jack" Zink Jr., mechanical contractor
    John H. Zink Jr., a retired mechanical engineer and contractor who enjoyed playing gin rummy going to the beach, died July 3 of an apparent heart attack. He was 95. Mr. Zink was lunching and playing cards with friends at the Green Spring Club when he was...
  • Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast

    Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast
    The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists. The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
  • Harford County schools and BGE work toward greater energy efficiency

    Harford County Public Schools and BGE utility officials recently marked a four-year collaboration that has resulted in annual savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs through energy-efficiency projects in schools. "We've been able to...
  • Yellen: It's later than you think [Commentary]

    Yellen: It's later than you think [Commentary]
    To head off a tough bout with stagflation — slow growth and high inflation — the Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates soon. Most economists expected 2014 to be a breakout year. A surge in new home construction was expected...
  • Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay

    Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay
    Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland. In his veto message, O'Malley said...
  • Appeals court says Maryland power-plant deal 'is not permissible'

    A U.S. Court of Appeals panel has upheld a decision that Maryland strayed into federal-only territory when it tried to jump start construction of a power plant with subsidies. The Maryland Public Service Commission, concerned about reliability problems...
  • Somerset Co. wind project would be an economic boon [Letter]

    Somerset Co. wind project would be an economic boon [Letter]
    The Great Bay Wind Energy installation in Somerset County on the Lower Eastern Shore is a major construction project requiring additions to existing high voltage lines, the construction of access roads, and other support structures. It also presents an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...