| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:43 AM
The Walmart store at Lansdowne Station is in select company when it comes to producing its own energy.
The store on Washington Boulevard near the Baltimore Beltway exit is one of only eight Walmarts and two Sam's Club stores in Maryland now using...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Like the proverbial "wolf in sheep's clothing," a Texas energy company is promoting a massive Eastern Shore wind farm as an environmentally friendly "green" project ("Eastern Shore wind project confronts eagles, Navy," April 29).
In reality, this...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Ownership. Understanding. Responsibility. Those are the three major concepts behind greeNEWit's Our Schools initiative, and lessons students at Forest Ridge Elementary School in North Laurel took to heart last week as they celebrated Earth Week....
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In a recent letter to the editor, Charles Campbell rehashes tired talking points and cherry picks data to attack proven renewable energy sources like wind and solar power ("Nuclear is greenest," May 28).
The old-school reliability concerns Mr....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Ownership. Understanding. Responsibility. Those are the three major concepts behind greeNEWit’s OUR Schools initiative, and lessons students at Forest Ridge Elementary School in North Laurel took to heart as they celebrated Earth Week.
| May 22, 2013
| 9:54 AM
For too long, many environmentalists have been ambivalent about nuclear energy. It conjures fears: meltdowns, cancers, Chernobyl, Fukushima, overtones of nuclear bombs.
Yet, we also know that nuclear power provides 70 percent of all the greenhouse gas-...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Tom Horton's recent commentary on nuclear energy is excellent and provides the beginning of a rational discussion of green energy in Maryland ("Embracing nukes," May 23). He includes data which shows that wind farms on average operate at 30 percent of...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Solar power is gaining a toehold in the Mid-Atlantic region.
As of this month, the amount of photovoltaic electric generating capacity installed surpassed 1 gigawatt, according to PJM Interconnection, which oversees the electricity transmission grid...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 3:27 PM
An array of solar panels, spreading across nearly five acres at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Essex, could deliver significant energy savings and will pay for itself within a decade, officials said Tuesday.
The 4,200 American-made panels,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The whole controversy about burying electrical wires or trimming more trees misses one big point: If my tax dollars were spent supporting solar energy or solar cells that I could attach to my house, instead of building killer drones, the whole problem...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Nixon's Farm in West Friendship has for 50 years been a fine place for country weddings in the converted 19th-century barn amid the grassy hills — "centrally isolated," the website calls the spot. Soon, though, a portion of the grounds off Route...