Activists waded into Baltimore's harbor Friday to campaign for an increase in Maryland's commitment to "clean" electricity from wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy. They want to double the current goal, from 20 percent by 2022, to 40 percent by 2025.
The historic Rodgers Forge neighborhood in Towson has adopted guidelines for residents who want to install solar panels, hoping to strike a balance between preserving the community's architecture and embracing alternative energy.
A 20-group coalition on Thursday called on state regulators to reject a proposed merger between Chicago energy giant Exelon Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc., citing the company's track record on the environment and fears the deal would give it too much power in the state.
When renewable energy tax credits, rebates and grants have refueled a serious interest in the underground energy source, this heat pump that uses water instead of air has taken a foothold in Howard County as a result of its long-term financial benefits, even after the demise of a local tax incentive.
Republican Larry Hogan says the main thing needed to clean up the Chesapeake Bay is to get other states to stop sending sediment pollution down the Susquehanna River. Democrat Anthony Brown and most scientists say the problem is more complicated than that.
The next two years will be game-changing for climate change policies in Maryland and around the world. Now is the time for those Marylanders who want action to make their voices heard by calling, visiting or writing their state legislators and Congress members.
Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and pursue the development of emission-free nuclear power.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan told residents of a retirement community Tuesday night that he wants to eliminate all state income taxes on retirement income before the end of his administration.
Sunny days can mean many different things: vacations, open pools, outdoor festivals and fairs. For the many new users of solar panels in Harford County, though, the summer sun also means their investment in "greener" energy is paying off.
WASHINGTON -- Citing "very serious" concerns about the project's impact on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski tucked language into a military spending bill that would delay the construction of a massive wind farm on the Eastern Shore.
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.
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health is working to solve a public health problem, which could help more than 50 percent of the world's population use safer methods to cook. The project aims to decrease the amount of harmful smoke residents of rural communities can be exposed to through using cookstoves in thatched huts with little ventilation.
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.
The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But base realignment and closure usually goes the other way — and the Army is calling for another round. Officials in Maryland aren't waiting to see what happens. They're already preparing.
There are many other benefits to Marylanders from reducing our dependence on coal-fired power plants that we need to fully understand so that we can enthusiastically support new measures to reduce carbon emissions and speed up their adoption.