| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Close to 1 million waterfowl spend their winters in the Chesapeake Bay, providing recreational hunting and bird watching for locals and visitors.
But the call for construction of wind farms of more than 100 turbines about 10 miles offshore presented a...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 12:24 PM
In an effort to "shine a light on solar energy," Roland Park Country School staged a "Solarbration" on April 22 to pay tribute to Earth Day and the school's own stewardship of the environment.
"We celebrated our partial conversion to solar energy and the...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has urged President Obama to look to Maryland as a model for how government can fight climate change, while also appealing for federal help in his own quest to get wind turbines built off Ocean City.
In a letter released Thursday...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:56 AM
Nixon's Farm in West Friendship will become the county's first farm to generate solar electricity sold directly to an electric company, but the project could grow even larger if the Howard County Council approves an amended zoning regulation.
| Nov 28, 2012
| 7:15 AM
While politicians spar in Washington over how to keep the nation from going over a "fiscal cliff," environmental activists warn that the wind-energy industry faces its own cliff if Congress doesn't act soon to extend a federal tax break for turbine...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Recently, my colleague from Montgomery County, Del. Heather Mizeur, took to the pages of this newspaper to proclaim her intentions to introduce a ban on hydraulic fracturing ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Her motivation is simple: Because the...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:49 AM
As you read this, two starkly different visions of Maryland's energy future are clashing on a sidewalk outside the White House.
One vision embraces the idea of developing clean-energy wind farms off the coast of Ocean City. Those wind farms could one day...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 5:02 PM
The Obama administration took another step Monday toward opening the Mid-Atlantic coast for offshore wind development, but in the process slashed Maryland's potential stake in the developing new energy industry by more than half.
Pointing to concerns...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Wind generators or windmills are sprouting up all over the United States.
They're part of a growing move to expand the use of renewable energy sources, like wind and the sun, to produce electricity.
Examples are everywhere. Construction of a 50-megawatt...
| 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 14, 2011
| 9:59 AM
Every time it rains, buildings in the Chesapeake Bay watershed contribute to the bay's pollution. The culprit is stormwater runoff. Our impervious, hardscaped environment acts as a funnel for contaminants that speed down the sewer system into streams...
| 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...