Environmentalists flocked to Annapolis Tuesday to push their green agenda, encouraged by predictions that offshore wind legislation would pass this year while one legislative leader warned that other ambitious measures may take a little longer.
A confident Gov. Martin O'Malley kicked off Tuesday his latest effort to promote offshore wind energy in Maryland, declaring before a supportive crowd that enough senators had signed onto his bill to get it through the chamber that's thwarted him two years in a row.
Baltimore-area households have 10 different "green power" plans to choose from, selling electricity generated by wind turbines. Many offer rates lower than the standard fossil-nuclear mix provided by BGE.
After being thwarted the past two years by skittish lawmakers, Gov. Martin O'Malley is preparing once again to introduce a bill aimed at planting mammoth wind turbines off Ocean City — and the measure may finally pass, thanks to a shake-up in a committee that stifled it last year.
Wood, humanity's earliest fuel for keeping warm, is being touted these days as the latest thing in renewable energy, a greener, often cheaper way to heat a home or building than burning oil or propane or consuming coal-fired electricity.
A pioneering regional compact to fight climate change stands at a crossroads, as officials from Maryland and eight other Northeast states meet Tuesday in New York to weigh new limits on their power plants' carbon dioxide emissions.
Gov. Martin O'Malley wrote President Obama supporting renewed efforts nationally to deal with climate change and urging the president to look to Maryland as a model for how government can fight climate change.
While politicians spar in Washington over how to keep the nation from going over a "fiscal cliff," environmental activists warn that the wind-energy industry faces its own cliff if Congress doesn't act soon to extend a federal tax break for turbine construction that expires at the end of the year.
Nixon's Farm in West Friendship could become the county's first farm to generate solar electricity sold directly to an electric company if the Howard County Council approves an amended zoning regulation.
Nixon's Farm in West Friendship has for 50 years been a fine place for country weddings. Soon, though, a portion of the grounds may become the county's largest and first solar generator built strictly to sell power to a utility.
A proposed new reactor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland faces a major new roadblock, with federal regulators threatening to shelve the troubled $9.6 billion project unless the French-controlled developer comes up with a U.S. partner in the next two months.