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  • Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland

    Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland
    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...
  • Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project

    Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project
    Legislation that could kill a $200 million wind energy project on the Eastern Shore is moving through the General Assembly, pushed by Southern Maryland lawmakers who contend the 600-foot tall turbines threaten their region's most important job generator,...
  • 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...
  • Maryland Senate curtails wind turbines

    Maryland Senate curtails wind turbines
    The Senate moved Saturday to curtail commercial wind turbines across much of the state to protect a prized naval air station in southern Maryland, brushing aside arguments the curb would kill a $200 million energy project on the Eastern Shore. By a vote...
  • Assembly votes to curtail commercial wind turbines

    The General Assembly moved Saturday to curtail commercial wind turbines across much of the state to protect a naval air station in Southern Maryland, brushing aside arguments the curb would kill a $200 million energy project on the Eastern Shore. By a...
  • Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

    Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb
    Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate. Franchot wrote in a...
  • Gone with the wind farm?

    Gone with the wind farm?
    For Southern Maryland, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is an economic engine like no other. It accounts for $6.6 billion in economic activity, including 41,185 jobs, so it's small wonder that elected leaders from that region of the state are...
  • A wind-win situation [Commentary]

    A wind-win situation [Commentary]
    There is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the...
  • Somerset Co. wind farm needs more scrutiny [Letter]

    Somerset Co. wind farm needs more scrutiny [Letter]
    In response to the April 21 commentary regarding the proposed wind farm in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation", Pioneer Green (aka Great Bay Wind) claims that they have conducted studies showing that the proposed 600-foot-tall industrial wind turbines...
  • Historic homes and solar energy

    Historic homes and solar energy
    At Tom and Marcia Lewis' house in Annapolis, the future meets the past. Last year the couple installed solar panels on the roof of their 110-year-old frame house in the city's Historic District. "We're very much in favor of alternative energy sources,...
  • Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds

    Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds
    Massive wind turbines that could dot the horizon from Ocean City within a few years could affect more than the power grid -- they might offer some protection from hurricanes, a study has found. The idea is that the turbines' rotation saps some of the...