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  • 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...
  • 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...