| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Maryland retained its ninth-best ranking on a national comparison of states' energy efficiency efforts, but a separate report also out Wednesday said Maryland must up the ante if it doesn't want to fall short of its own goals.
The state score card,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:16 PM
As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle, which explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
The insight has...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:30 AM
The oil and gas industry promotes the myth of shale gas providing energy security and economic growth, but those claims are based more on hype than fact ("Anti-fracking legislation is premature," March 7). A Food & Water Watch study in 2011 showed that...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 12:45 PM
In a recent commentary ("Say yes to LNG," Nov. 13), Dan Ervin of Salisbury University correctly asserts recent industrial innovations in drilling technology — known generally as fracking — have led to an enormous surplus of natural gas in...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:18 AM
If a hurricane threatens to barrel up the Chesapeake Bay in the next month, many Marylanders will watch the forecast with dread. Memories of spending days without power after Hurricane Irene and the June derecho are fresh and painful.
Utilities such as...
| May 12, 2013
| 9:30 AM
In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 4:51 PM
General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow.
With production under way at the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:23 AM
While Harford County already has strong participation in its recycling programs, officials are continuing their outreach efforts to get as many residents and businesses to recycle as possible, in order to reduce the amount of waste sitting in landfills...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Employees at General Motors' plant in White Marsh have an unusual workplace benefit. Anyone who drives an electric car can plug it in to charge while they work.
At the plant, which produces transmissions and electric motors, workers can park their...