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  • 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...
  • County to provide free home energy audits

    Karen Towson could save $375 a year on her energy bills if she makes efficiency improvements to her Columbia home, according to a free energy audit conducted last week by a Burtonsville-based company. Enticed by the prospect of saving money and making...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project

    Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project
    State regulators have the right to force Illinois consumers to purchase electricity from a proposed "clean coal" facility for the next 20 years in order to help fund the $1.6 billion federal project, according to an appellate court decision handed down...