Alex Shipley has played many games of chess, but Saturday was the first time he played with oversized pieces made from recycled materials, one of the many games that could be played with recycled, reused and donated materials during Aberdeen's 12th annual festival to celebrate Earth Day.
The ramifications, however, are very large. If sunlight can replace coal, oil or even the newly bargain-priced natural gas, the prospects for clean, cheap energy for generations to come bode well for not only government finance but also the advance of civilization as a whole.
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is continuing the prior board's efforts in assessing the feasibility and possibility of incorporating solar energy as a means of reducing costs for residents and business owners.
Baltimore County lags behind other counties in homeowners putting solar panels on their rooftops, and some solar companies say the government's bureaucracy is to blame. Solar installers say the county has a too-strict interpretation of fire codes and an inconsistent inspection process, which means projects take longer to get approved and they can't include as many panels per rooftop as in other counties.
If the Great Bay wind project is killed, it will be a terrible loss for Maryland. Governor O'Malley's visionary plan for Maryland to lead in clean energy jobs and investment will be set back. Somerset County, Maryland's poorest, will be deprived of a $200 million investment, 500 construction jobs and $44 million in new tax revenues. Over 200 landowners would lose untold millions in royalty payments. Mr. Hoyer created this fake crisis by meddling in a process that he himself passed a law to
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is no doubt that national security is of paramount importance. But, what if Maryland can protect one of its crown jewel military assets, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, while also boosting domestic energy security and taking advantage of the economic development wind energy provides in an area in need of good jobs and investment?
Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday urged Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate.
The General Assembly moved Saturday to curtail commercial wind turbines across much of the state to protect a naval air station in Southern Maryland, brushing aside arguments the curb would kill a $200 million energy project on the Eastern Shore.
The Senate moved Saturday to curtail commercial wind turbines across much of the state to protect a prized naval air station in southern Maryland, brushing aside arguments the curb would kill a $200 million energy project on the Eastern Shore.