A key part of Gov. Martin O'Malley's environmental agenda cleared an important hurdle Monday as his bill seeking to foster development of an offshore wind farm near Ocean City won approval from a House committee.
Vorbeck Materials of Jessup hopes to make powerful, next-generation lithium ion batteries with graphene – batteries that last several times longer than today's batteries, and can re-charge in minutes, not hours. Vorbeck hopes that its graphene-laced batteries will help drive the United States' effort to establish a homegrown electric vehicle industry.
With funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, scientists at Patuxent Wildlife Refuge Center in Laurel are pioneering studies to understand the lifestyle of East Coast sea ducks to find out how they could be affected by offshore wind turbine farms.
An array of 45 photovoltaic panels with a generating capacity of 230-watts of electricity were recently installed on the roof of Aberdeen Hall, the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) center at Harford Community College, thanks in large part to J.M. Huber Corporation, college officials said in a press release.
Gov. Martin O'Malley fielded skeptical questions from lawmakers about three of his top environmental initiatives Tuesday as he personally appealed to lawmakers to approve bills aimed at promoting offshore wind energy, limiting development and improving water and sewer systems.
Democratic leaders in Annapolis have compiled a "To Do" list for the next 90 days that includes raising taxes, changing the definition of marriage, closing off big chunks of Maryland to development and opening even more casinos in the state.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said that BGE customers would benefit more from the creation of new power in Maryland than the immediate $100 rate credit if the proposed merger between Constellation and Exelon approved.