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Solar Energy

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  • Lansdowne Station Walmart using solar panels for electricity

    Lansdowne Station Walmart using solar panels for electricity
    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...
  • Eastern Shore wind farm an environmental 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

    Eastern Shore wind farm an environmental 'wolf in sheep's clothing'
    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...
  • Forest Ridge students learn about sustainable living

    Forest Ridge students learn about sustainable living
    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....
  • In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources

    In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources
    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....
  • For Earth Week, Forest Ridge students learn sustainable living

    For Earth Week, Forest Ridge students learn sustainable living
    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. Seated in...
  • Time for greens to embrace nukes

    Time for greens to embrace nukes
    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-...
  • Nuclear is the greenest energy

    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...
  • Solar power growing in Mid-Atlantic

    Solar power growing in Mid-Atlantic
    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...
  • Solar energy will help power Back River treatment plant

    Solar energy will help power Back River treatment plant
    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,...
  • Why bury power lines when we can eliminate them altogether?

    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...
  • BGE's monopoly isn't the only way to meet our energy needs

    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...
  • Howard approves county's largest solar power station

    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...