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  • 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...
  • Harford CC nearing complex deal for solar panels to cut energy bills

    Harford CC nearing complex deal for solar panels to cut energy bills
    Harford Community College could soon have solar panels installed on the roofs of several buildings, saving the college big bucks in utility bills and at little or no cost to the college itself. The college's Board of Trustees met during a special work...
  • HCC will have little liability, likely energy savings with solar panel deal, college officials say

    HCC will have little liability, likely energy savings with solar panel deal, college officials say
    Harford Community College's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a power purchase agreement Monday, which is expected to save the college more than $1 million in energy costs over 20 years. Solar panels installed on rooftops of four buildings - the...
  • Editorial: Ray of hope at Harford Community College

    Way back when, in the early days of solar energy technology, more than a few people in the scientific community were eager to point out that most of the energy we use is solar, either directly or, in most cases, indirectly. Direct solar energy is the use...
  • Bel Air commissioners discuss holiday schedule, development regulations

    Bel Air town employees may no longer get Good Friday off as a paid holiday. The town commissioners discussed dropping the religious observance as a town holiday during their work session Tuesday afternoon. The proposal was brought up by Director of...
  • Iowa ex-gov backs O'Malley's offshore wind push

    Iowa ex-gov backs O'Malley's offshore wind push
    Gov.Martin O'Malleyis getting backing from the Midwest in his push to put giant wind turbines off Maryland's coast.  Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, a fellow Democrat, showed up in Annapolis Tuesday to testify in support of O'Malley's bill to provide...
  • Delivering the future with graphene

    Delivering the future with graphene
    Behind locked doors in a nondescript Jessup industrial park, workers using secret techniques conjure a material that has promises to supercharge many 21st-century technologies. Called graphene, it's a fine, fluffy black powder that could soon become part...
  • Patuxent Wildlife Refuge scientists study how wind farms affect sea ducks

    Patuxent Wildlife Refuge scientists study how wind farms affect sea ducks
    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...
  • The merger's green lining

    The merger's green lining
    The Maryland Public Service Commission's ongoing review of the proposed merger of Constellation Energy Group and Exelon Corp. has uncovered numerous pros and cons for the Baltimore-area consumer, from the loss of a corporate headquarters to the proposed...
  • Harnessing sun power at Worthington Elementary

    Harnessing sun power at Worthington Elementary
    Third-graders at Worthington Elementary School in Ellicott City did more than just learn about solar energy this fall; they learned about the sun's power while a vast array of solar panels were being installed behind their school. County Executive Ken...
  • Governor gets concessions in Exelon deal

    Governor gets concessions in Exelon deal
    In a settlement with Gov. Martin O'Malley over the proposed buyout of Constellation Energy Group, Exelon Corp. has promised to develop significantly more natural gas, wind and solar power in Maryland, give more money to help low-income customers and...
  • Exelon settlement at a glance

    In a settlement with Gov. Martin O'Malley over the proposed buyout of Constellation Energy Group, Exelon Corp. has promised to develop significantly more natural gas, wind and solar power in Maryland, give more money to help low-income customers and...