Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Lusby powered down one of its two generating units Thursday night after a leak was discovered in the coolant system keeping the pressurized water reactor from overheating, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.
Maryland hasn't had a new power plant of any significance built in over a decade — one reason it imports more electricity than almost any other state, racking up extra charges for consumers. But now new plants are coming.
Continuing the Obama administration's push to launch a U.S. offshore wind industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they'll auction off the rights next month to build turbines off Maryland's coast.
Silicon Valley software giant Oracle Corp. announced a deal Monday to buy Micros Systems for $5.3 billion, eyeing the Columbia firm for its niche supplying technology to hotels, restaurants and retailers around the world.
We were delighted to see a video that captured the Water Wheel in action during a recent storm quickly went viral. After just a few days more than a half-million people had watched the video, and it had reached nearly 850,000 views as of late May, just a few weeks after the Water Wheel was launched. For a time the video was the top-trending link on Reddit, a popular online bulletin board, and it has received thousands of positive comments from viewers all around the Internet.
Environmental regulators said Thursday they have given the final go-ahead for construction of the Harbor Point project, allowing the developer to begin driving pilings next week for a new Exelon Corp. office tower at the former factory site laced with toxic chemicals.
With debris from last week's deluge still littering the Inner Harbor, the city is poised to launch a new tool in its fight against the rafts of floating trash that routinely gross out Baltimore's waterfront visitors and residents alike.
A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Thursday morning caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s parent said Wednesday that it has struck a $6.9 billion deal to acquire Pepco Holdings Inc., 17 years after BGE walked away from a protracted effort to buy its southern neighbor.
A new program to reduce manufacturers' energy costs focuses on companies making products here for a simple, weighty reason. Energy eats up big chunks of most manufacturers' budgets. Organizers see reducing that expense as one way to keep companies around in an era pockmarked by moves and shutdowns.
Jodi Levitan still gets choked up when she talks about her father, who died of dementia on Father's Day of 2012. Her mother, the caretaker, died of cancer and was buried on Mother's Day, 2013. On Saturday, April 8, Levitan and her husband, Scott, will be dancing the cha cha and Western swing at the annual Memory Ball, a fundraiser for memory loss and Alzheimer's research.
The Questar Properties building would stand 40 to 45 stories high — less than 500 feet — and contain 350 to 370 luxury apartments, said Stephen Gorn, chairman and CEO of the Pikesville-based company. The design remains fluid and will depend in part on feedback during the public process.
The family that owns the Black Olive restaurant and runs the Inn at The Black Olive is monitoring the air outside the hotel — across the street from the planned Harbor Point development — as a check on the official monitoring happening on site.
Environmental regulators said Wednesday that construction on the Harbor Point project could begin by the end of the month, after they approved a plan to measure air quality at the toxic former factory site.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday that it is conducting a special inspection at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland after an electrical malfunction caused the two reactors there to shut down.
Tuesday was Baltimore's coldest day in three decades, with temperatures cold enough to shatter two records, strain the region's electricity supply, fill homeless shelters and even render fire hydrants near a South Baltimore blaze useless.
The developer planning to build a new waterfront headquarters for Exelon Corp. on the site of a former chromium processing plant assured Fells Point area residents Thursday night the Harbor Point project could be built safely without releasing the highly contaminated soil and ground water entombed beneath the site.
Solar is becoming mainstream in an increasing number of states, Maryland included. And it's not just about panels on government roofs, rising from expansive fields or atop environmentalists' homes. Corporate America has signed on.
A new government report raises questions about the consistency of federal nuclear power plant oversight, noting regional disparities in the frequency with which plants - including Maryland's Calvert Cliffs - have been cited for safety problems or violations.
Even as some Fells Point residents worry that building over toxic soil at Harbor Point could endanger their health, records show elevated levels of cancer-causing chromium in groundwater just beyond the site targeted for an upscale development.
The developer planning to build an office tower at Harbor Point agreed Wednesday night to hold another public meeting on the controversial project after Fells Point residents who showed up for an open house there demanded a more formal discussion of the safety of developing the former chemical plant site.
Plans for developing a former Baltimore chemical plant now known as Harbor Point will be aired Wednesday as the developer and government regulators explain safeguards planned to prevent release of contaminated soil and ground water beneath the site.
The operators of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland shut down one of its two reactors Thursday after a control rod assembly malfunctioned during testing, federal safety regulators announced.
A wind-energy project in Western Maryland has been given more time by state regulators to start construction — the second deadline extension for the proposed 25-turbine development on Dan's Mountain in Allegany County.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. asked Friday for a monthly surcharge on gas customers to cover part of the cost of replacing old pipes, a request that comes in addition to the rate increase and electric surcharge it is seeking.
The city's Board of Finance violated transparency laws by meeting behind closed doors to approve more than $100 million in public financing for the massive Harbor Point development southeast of the Inner Harbor, a state panel has ruled.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city has nothing to lose and much to gain by borrowing $107 million to pay for new roads, parks and other infrastructure at Harbor Point, a vast emptiness that is envisioned as a glittering mini-city on Baltimore's waterfront. But some question whether the taxpayer help is needed, especially with Harbor Point already in line for $113 million in tax breaks.
The $1 billion Harbor Point development would reap a profit of $124 million for its investors without government financing to pay for its infrastructure, according to recently released city documents. With city financing, the project's profit would rise to $174 million by 2031.
Developer Michael Beatty pressed the City Council Thursday to approve the issuance of $107 million in bonds, saying that Harbor Point would remain a gravel-cover lot without city-financed infrastructure.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Thursday that it has ordered a venting upgrade for nearly a third of the reactors in the country, including ones at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station just north of Harford County.