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  • Mikulski got it right on Somerset wind turbines [Letter]

    Mikulski got it right on Somerset wind turbines [Letter]
    Congratulations to Sen. Barbara Mikulski on her stance regarding the Patuxent River Air Station and the prolonged initiative to place wind turbines in Somerset County ("Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide," Aug. 18). Senator Mikulski...
  • The nuclear option [Commentary]

    The nuclear option [Commentary]
    Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and...
  • Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide [Editorial]

    Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide [Editorial]
    The wind-power power struggle at the highest levels of Maryland's Democratic Party seemed to have been decided in May when Gov. Martin O'Malley bucked Rep. Steny Hoyer to veto legislation that would have essentially killed a green energy project on the...
  • Energy independence starts at home [Editorial]

    Energy independence starts at home [Editorial]
    Energy independence is an idea whose time has come, and gone, and come again. Going back 40 or so years ago, a relatively new international cartel known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC for short, got the attention of the U....
  • Here comes the sun - and the solar panels - in Harford

    Here comes the sun - and the solar panels - in Harford
    Sunny days can mean many things to different people: vacations, open pools, outdoor festivals and fairs. For the many new users of solar panels in Harford County, though, the summer sun means their investment in "greener" energy is paying off. The...
  • Mikulski language would halt Pax River wind farm

    Mikulski language would halt Pax River wind farm
    WASHINGTON -- Citing "very serious" concerns about the project's impact on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski included language in a military spending bill that would delay the construction of a massive wind farm on the Eastern...
  • Ikea expands rooftop solar panel system atop Perryville distribution center

    Ikea expands rooftop solar panel system atop Perryville distribution center
    Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state. The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the...
  • Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal

    Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal
    The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round. Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...
  • 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...
  • Make clean energy a priority [Letter]

    Make clean energy a priority [Letter]
    The Sun recently had a fantastic mix of articles. U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer fears that giant wind turbines proposed in Somerset County could jeopardize the future of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, an economic engine for the state ("Hoyer, O'Malley at...
  • Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]

    Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]
    If you work in Maryland, you have good reason to be concerned about climate change and to be in favor of more clean energy like land-based wind power. Unfortunately, a bill moving in Annapolis right now would severely handicap Maryland's ability to pursue...
  • 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...