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  • SunEdison headquarters leaves Beltsville for Calif.

    SunEdison LLC, one of the nation's largest providers of solar energy services, said at a news conference with California's governor Monday that it had moved its headquarters from Beltsville to California's Silicon Valley. The news was announced by...
  • Clear the way for a greener electric grid

    Clear the way for a greener electric grid
    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...
  • Green jobs economy has hits and misses in Maryland

    Green jobs economy has hits and misses in Maryland
    Dirty, used oil promises to bring some badly needed jobs to Baltimore, one recycling company says. But energy-saving light fixtures aren't proving to be the growth business that another company thought they were — at least not yet. FCC...
  • Solyndra's failure doesn't discredit the larger solar power industry

    Rather than the Washington political circus that undoubtedly will mark Congress' upcoming hearings into the collapse of Solyndra, the government-subsidized solar panel maker, the company's problems should be viewed as an unfortunate bump in the road...
  • Lawmakers to kick-start discussions of issues they'll take up later

    A new congressional map is the focus of next week's special session in Annapolis, but state lawmakers will take the opportunity to discuss proposals the General Assembly will take up in January. Chief among them are Gov. Martin O'Malley's ideas for...
  • Maryland offshore wind area slashed

    Maryland offshore wind area slashed
    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...
  • The house the bay built

    The house the bay built
    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...
  • The Interview: Vadim Polikov

    The Interview: Vadim Polikov
    Solar power is not just for large manufacturers and other companies looking to save on energy costs. Photovoltaic systems increasingly are turning up on rooftops of residential homes. It's a market on which Astrum Solar is betting. Based in Annapolis...
  • Firms with interests in Md. pour cash into DGA

    Firms with interests in Md. pour cash into DGA
    Some companies with interests in Maryland have found a new way to show support for Gov. Martin O'Malley: They're contributing tens of thousands of dollars to the Democratic Governors Association. Last December, O'Malley took the helm of the DGA, where as...
  • Constellation marks launch of Maryland wind farm

    Constellation marks launch of Maryland wind farm
    Pterodactyls. Giant airplane propellers in the sky. Graceful, gliding birds. Blots on the verdant landscape. Among residents of rural Garrett County, the 28 wind turbines now pin-wheeling atop Backbone Mountain conjure many images — some nicer than...
  • Don't let Solyndra overshadow solar industry's success

    Don't let Solyndra overshadow solar industry's success
    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...
  • Wind energy plans pose challenge to Navy testing

    Wind energy plans pose challenge to Navy testing
    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...