Legislation that would have phased out millions in ratepayer-financed subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills died in a House committee Friday, just a day after the Senate passed a companion measure.
A phase-out of renewable energy subsidies for paper mills has cleared the Maryland Senate, though with a provision that guarantees the state's only paper plant in Allegany County would continue to receive payments underwritten by taxpayers.
A bill that would curtail millions in renewable-energy subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills comes to the Senate floor Monday, after being killed last week and then revived with a special deal for Maryland's only paper-making plant.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill has passed the General Assembly, but daunting regulatory, political and financial hurdles remain before a wind-driven power plant could be built in the water 10 miles from Ocean City.
Gov. Martin O'Malley achieved a long-sought victory Monday night as the General Assembly gave its final approval to his bill to encourage development of a wind energy industry driven by dozens of giant turbine off the state's Atlantic coast.
A deal environmentalists thought had been worked out to stop mostly out-of-state paper mills from cashing in on Maryland's renewable energy law has come unglued, as the state's only paper plant in Allegany County has backtracked on a pledge not to oppose the move in return for being allowed to keep collecting from the state's utility customers for another five years.
In the wake of a lengthy BRAC process that has brought more jobs officials with Aberdeen Proving Ground and the county have established the APG-CSSC Transportation Center to assist the installation's 21,000 employees
Over the objections of Republican lawmakers, the House of Delegates on Friday approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to create incentives for development of a wind energy project off the coast of Ocean City.
Fifty-eight years after it opened in Highland, Boarman's Old Fashioned Meat Market is still, in many respects, living up to the name. But walk out back of the store at the crossroads of Clarksville Pike and Route 216, past a few weather-beaten storage buildings to an open field, and suddenly Boarman's seems less old-fashioned. There stands one of the county's larger solar installations: 10 rows of solar panels cocked at a 30-degree angle to the sun, sending power to an AC converter and
Legislation to subsidize an offshore wind energy project off Ocean City moved ahead Friday, as the House Economic Matters Committee approved the measure, a priority of Gov. Martin O'Malley and many environmental activists.
What will the Town of Bel Air be like five years from now? Ten years from now? A comprehensive plan adopted by the Board of Town Commissioners at the Jan. 22 town meeting attempts to answer these questions by looking at where the town is today, how it is perceived by residents and at where it wants to go in the future.
A Western Maryland paper mill and several others in the region have collected millions of dollars over the past eight years by taking advantage of an obscure provision in a state law that is supposed to encourage the development of wind, solar and other renewable energy projects.