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  • Five questions for Gary Skulnik

    Five questions for Gary Skulnik
    Gary Skulnik's environmental work history includes stints at Greenpeace and the Sierra Club. These days he's selling electricity — the renewable kind. He co-founded Clean Currents, which buys wind and solar power from producers and resells it to...
  • Change Md. blames O'Malley for rising electricity costs

    Change Md. blames O'Malley for rising electricity costs
    A group headed by a Republican who plans to run in next year's gubernatorial election is blaming Gov. Martin O'Malley for rising utility costs, echoing one of O'Malley’s campaign tactics against his predecessor. O'Malley beat then-Gov. Robert L....
  • Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism

    Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism
    If Maryland’s bolloxed rollout of Obamacare has taught us anything, it is the failure of technocracy — especially the snake oil the O’Malley administration has been selling since 2006.  The idea that they are a results-oriented, data...
  • 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...
  • Fracking protest kicks off Assembly

    Fracking protest kicks off Assembly
    Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called. Waving signs and chanting...
  • '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...
  • Eastern Shore project aims to help towns save energy, money

    Eastern Shore project aims to help towns save energy, money
    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...
  • Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]

    Exporting natural gas is a bad deal for Maryland [Commentary]
    Imagine somebody offered you a deal. First, you have to agree to take a pay cut at your job. Second, you have to agree to pay more for basic necessities such as food and electricity. Third, you have to breathe dirtier air and live next to a dirtier...
  • 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...
  • Deal for new power plant ruled unconstitutional

    Deal for new power plant ruled unconstitutional
    A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional an arrangement approved by state regulators to allow construction of a new power plant in Southern Maryland, an effort to increase locally produced electricity before tight supply causes reliability problems. By...
  • Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy

    Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy
    When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action. Starting in...