Now is the time to contact Gov. Martin O'Malley to remind him how important it is to ramp up work by our utilities and state agencies to deliver energy efficiency, which reduces the need to generate electricity with fuels that create the carbon pollution that harms our health and planet. Our state must invest more money, and do so more effectively, especially in our housing stock. Not only will that protect our cherished Chesapeake Bay by reducing pollution, it will benefit households struggling
The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education helped America prevail in the Cold War and fueled prosperity.
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. CEO Calvin Butler Jr. and the U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan joined Towson University officials Thursday afternoon to mark the school's participation in the Department of Energy's Better Building Challenge and to present the school a $1.7 million rebate check from BGE for past efficiencies.
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who has established himself as an authority on intelligence issues in Congress, will face a Democratic primary in June from an opponent who has spent his career working in the intel community.
More than 500 people rallied Thursday in Baltimore against plans to export liquefied natural gas from a southern Maryland facility, chanting and carrying signs past the office tower where state regulators were considering one aspect of that proposal.
Virginia-based Dominion Resources wants to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Chesapeake Bay via a facility at Cove Point in southern Maryland. This project would not only damage our state's environment, it is also part of an unwise potential national shift toward exporting natural gas, which threatens the economy and jeopardizes our country's goal of reducing harmful greenhouse gas pollution.
Maryland retained its ninth-best ranking on a national comparison of states' energy-efficiency efforts, but a separate report also out Wednesday said Maryland must up the ante if it doesn't want to fall short of its own goals.
Britain's Peter Higgs and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for predicting the existence of the Higgs boson particle that explains how elementary matter attained the mass to form stars and planets.
As agencies sent nonessential employees home, unions and other advocates for federal employees warned that the seemingly endless succession of fiscal crises and cuts is threatening the ability of the government to recruit and retain the best talent.
Dominion Resources won federal approval Wednesday to export liquefied natural gas to countries that don't have free trade agreeemnts with the United States from its terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County.
General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in domestic manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow.
While Harford County already has strong participation in its recycling programs, officials are continuing their outreach efforts to get as many residents and businesses to recycle as possible, in order to reduce the amount of waste sitting in landfills and reuse products such as glass, aluminum, plastic, paper and more.
A Calvert County judge brushed aside a potential legal hurdle to exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay, ruling that Dominion, the Richmond, Va.-based energy company, does not need the Sierra Club's permission to convert its LNG import terminal at Cove Point.
Empower Maryland program offers 50 percent rebates of up to $3,150 on retrofit projects that make homes more energy efficient by upgrading poor insulation, sealing leaks in air ducts and fixing cracks in walls and around windows and doors.
State Sen. Rob Garagiola, a Democrat from Germantown, has been sent a letter of reprimand from a state ethics committee for failing to disclose income he received as a lobbyist on state disclosure forms.
Dominion Resources, the Richmond, Va.-based energy producer and transporter, said Thursday it will move ahead with plans to convert a liquefied natural terminal at Cove Point in Calvert County into an export facility -- a decision that drew the immediate objection of the Sierra Club.
Derek Sheely was a 22-year-old honor student and a captain of Frostburg State's football team who collapsed in late August after sustaining a blow to the head in practice. He died six days later of severe head trauma.
The energy audit program is a part of the county's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The county published a greenhouse gas inventory in 2010 that showed residential electricity and gas account for more than 25 percent of the of the county's overall footprint.