| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:45 PM
With an O'Malley administration bill seeking to boost offshore wind development effectively dead, the General Assembly approved another bill to promote projects that would produce energy from poultry manure and wood.
SB237, which would provide incentives...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 10:13 AM
We have all been reading a lot about the Solyndra story of late, with numerous articles in the national news detailing the U.S. Department of Energy's support for this now-defunct solar energy manufacturer. The situation deserves the proper scrutiny of...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 3:32 PM
The eight handmade race cars that successfully zoomed down the 5-foot wooden ramp in the hallway at Sarah M. Roach Elementary on Friday not only highlighted the work of a diligent group of Baltimore third-graders, but marked the beginning of a revved-up...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 4:13 PM
The Board of Public Works voted 2-to-1 Wednesday to approve the lease of state prison land to a solar energy company for 20 years.
Maryland Solar, LLC was granted a lease at a price of $32,050 per year, with a 3 percent annual increase after the third...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:37 PM
In the 400-foot-plus turbines that a wind energy company wants to build on his tree farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Hall Coons sees a chance at a steady stream of income — and an opportunity to untether his economic fortunes from the ups and downs...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Bel Air town employees may no longer get Good Friday off as a paid holiday.
The town commissioners discussed dropping the religious observance as a town holiday during their work session Tuesday afternoon.
The proposal was brought up by Director of...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The Maryland Public Service Commission's ongoing review of the proposed merger of Constellation Energy Group and Exelon Corp. has uncovered numerous pros and cons for the Baltimore-area consumer, from the loss of a corporate headquarters to the proposed...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 3:30 PM
A top O'Malley administration energy official has left Annapolis, where he's had mixed success pushing for wind and solar projects, for the fiercer political winds of Washington.
Malcolm D. Woolf, director of the Maryland Energy Administration for the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Though state policy allows BGE to levy a small fee on consumers even when they don't have electricity (officially called a "bill stabilization adjustment"), it's easy to see why Marylanders are frustrated by it ("For frustrated BGE customers, even small...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Harford Community College could soon have solar panels installed on the roofs of several buildings, saving the college big bucks in utility bills and at little or no cost to the college itself.
The college's Board of Trustees met during a special work...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Harford Community College's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a power purchase agreement Monday, which is expected to save the college more than $1 million in energy costs over 20 years.
Solar panels installed on rooftops of four buildings - the...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Way back when, in the early days of solar energy technology, more than a few people in the scientific community were eager to point out that most of the energy we use is solar, either directly or, in most cases, indirectly.
Direct solar energy is the use...