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  • A wind-win for Maryland and a beacon for the bay

    A wind-win for Maryland and a beacon for the bay
    After protesting at a nearby coal plant in 2008 and becoming discouraged with his own dependence on unsustainable energy, Charles County Commissioner Ken Robinson decided to build a wind generator on his coastal property and get off the grid. He became...
  • 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....
  • Legislation encourages wind farm, but hurdles remain

    Legislation encourages wind farm, but hurdles remain
    After three years of trying, Gov. Martin O'Malley has won approval of legislation that aims to spur construction of towering wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic coast. Now comes the hard part. Daunting regulatory, political and financial hurdles...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Maryland energy chief heads to DC

    Maryland energy chief heads to DC
    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...
  • 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,...
  • BWI powers up, saves money with new solar panels

    BWI powers up, saves money with new solar panels
    Solar power will never replace jet power at BWI Marshall Airport, but officials believe the clean energy generated by newly installed roof panels atop the daily parking garage could boost the airport's image and bottom line. The solar panels are part...
  • Solar home business shining in Maryland

    Solar home business shining in Maryland
    It might not seem to be a bright investment right now, after weeks of seemingly endless clouds and rain, but solar panels are popping up on rooftops all over Maryland. With government help in the form of tax credits and grants, companies making equipment...
  • O'Malley vows new offshore wind push

    O'Malley vows new offshore wind push
    Gov. Martin O'Malley vowed Tuesday to renew his stymied push for building wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic Coast but said he's not sure yet what type of government incentive he'll ask lawmakers to approve for the industry next year. A top Obama...
  • Going to jail for the environment

    Going to jail for the environment
    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...