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  • High-rise parking garages in downtown Towson going green

    High-rise parking garages in downtown Towson going green
    He calls them "the concrete palace," said Don Hutchinson, chairman of the board of the Baltimore County Revenue Authority. The former county executive is referring to the four high-rise parking garages in downtown Towson that the quasi-governmental...
  • Time to eliminate ineffective cabinet agencies

    In response to Thomas F. Schaller's recent opinion piece on Republican criticisms of federal agencies ("Cabinet agencies in the cross-hairs," Nov. 16), readers may recall that the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy was ostensibly to free us from...
  • Partnership Activity Center opens at Laurel Police Department

    Residents and city officials were given tours of the long-awaited multipurpose, community meeting hall at the Laurel Police Department, which was officially opened in a dedication ceremony Sept. 10. The 5,000-square-foot meeting hall, named the...
  • Police: Laurel murder-suicide witnessed by victim's children

    What appeared to have been a strained association — rife with abuse and violence — ended in Laurel on Sept. 14 in a murder-suicide that was witnessed by the young children of the murder victim. According to Laurel and Prince George's County...
  • University of Maryland wins Solar Decathlon for house design

    University of Maryland wins Solar Decathlon for house design
    The University of Maryland took first place Saturday in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011 with a solar-powered, energy-conserving WaterShed House that was inspired by the Chesapeake Bay. The design features a green roof that retains...
  • CAC expands home weatherization program

    Hoping to reach more residents, the Howard County Community Action Council is expanding a program that provides free home weatherization improvements. The Weatherization Assistance Program currently helps low-income residents improve the energy...
  • 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...
  • Howard Co. Council to consider green building tax credits

    The Howard County Council is considering this month a bill to authorize property tax credits for homeowners whose property meets environmental design standards, a measure that would make the county one of the few local governments to give such breaks....
  • Researcher aims to take guesswork out of utilities' storm preparations

    Researcher aims to take guesswork out of utilities' storm preparations
    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...
  • Garagiola reprimanded over disclosure filing omission

    State Sen. Rob Garagiola, a Democrat from Germantown, has been sent a letter of reprimand from a state ethics committee for failing to disclose income he received as a lobbyist on state disclosure forms. The committee said in a letter it will take no...
  • CEG to act quickly on EDF deal

    Constellation Energy Group and its nuclear joint venture partner, Electricite de France, announced Monday that they will move quickly to close their $4.5 billion nuclear joint venture, though the deal leaves some unanswered questions. Among them: when...
  • Constellation fights for deal

    Constellation fights for deal
    Nearly a year ago, Constellation Energy Group was fighting for its very existence as a credit crisis during the financial sector meltdown pushed the company to the verge of bankruptcy. On Monday, the Baltimore company faced a different fight: trying to...