The Columbia Association is working on its second solar panel project of the year — slightly more than 100 solar panels will be installed on the roof of Amherst House in King's Contrivance by the end of the year — as the organization makes a bigger push to use alternative forms of energy.
Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek Saturday to call attention to the recent sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air. Jan Hoffmaster of Millersville, the outings chairman for the Maryland chapter of the Sierra Club, told a team of the organization's volunteers they were on a three-part mission: "Enjoy, explore and protect."
Policies to change building codes in flood plains and on coastlines, construct offshore wind turbines and manage suburban sprawl could find political opportunity, officials hope, as recent extreme weather renews a conversation on climate change in Maryland and nationally.
If Harford Community College's trustees approve a proposed power purchase agreement Monday evening, solar panels installed on rooftops of several building will result in very little financial liability for the institution but potentially large savings on the college's energy bills, HCC officials say.
A case in point is the latest Harford Community College effort to take advantage of solar power not because it's the altruistic thing to do, but because it has the potential to save the school some money.
Biodiesel producers told a congressional panel Wednesday that they're struggling to stay afloat in the wake of fraud cases uncovered in Baltimore and Texas, and a spokesman for petroleum refiners faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for slow response to a crisis he said has cost the industry $200 million so far.
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined Tuesday in calling for Maryland's utilities to explore burying at least some of their overhead power lines in the wake of the freak storm that left hundreds of thousands of households in the dark last week and vulnerable to a killer heat wave.
A federal jury convicted a Perry Hall man Monday of wire fraud and money laundering for selling $9 million worth of bogus biodiesel credits to unsuspecting commodities brokers and oil companies in a case that has shaken the nation's renewable fuel industry.
The defense lawyer for a Perry Hall man accused of fraudulently selling $9 million worth of fake renewable fuel credits portrayed him Monday as the fall guy for an unworkable federal energy program that others were scamming as well.
The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, as adopted by Harford County, takes effect July 1. To help provide better understanding of the concepts of the code, the Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits is hosting a seminar on the fundamentals of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
A lengthy roster of high-profile bills remains unresolved as the General Assembly begins what is supposed to be the final day of its 2012 session , including offshore wind power and the future of gambling in Maryland. But foremost, lawmakers are coming in Monday hoping they can pass a budget.