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  • Solyndra's failure doesn't discredit the larger solar power industry

    Rather than the Washington political circus that undoubtedly will mark Congress' upcoming hearings into the collapse of Solyndra, the government-subsidized solar panel maker, the company's problems should be viewed as an unfortunate bump in the road...
  • Don't let Solyndra overshadow solar industry's success

    Don't let Solyndra overshadow solar industry's success
    We have all been reading a lot about the Solyndra story of late, with numerous articles in the national news detailing the U.S. Department of Energy's support for this now-defunct solar energy manufacturer. The situation deserves the proper scrutiny of...
  • Residents speak up on San Onofre

    Residents speak up on San Onofre
    Money and power were on the agenda Thursday afternoon, as dozens of area residents weighed in at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing in Costa Mesa on whether to reopen two troubled units at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and to...
  • San Onofre design choices led to nuclear plant shutdown

    San Onofre design choices led to nuclear plant shutdown
    An executive with the company that manufactured faulty equipment that led to the shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear plant defended decisions made in the design of the replacement steam generators. The company made choices in designing support structures...
  • Highlights from the 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Despite the European auto sector acting like a complete Debbie Downer toward the world market's fortunes, with demand spiraling downward and plant closures and massive job cuts looming, automakers still found bits of candy to show off to the masses at the...
  • Sparrows Point steel mill will close in June

    Sparrows Point steel mill will close in June
    The owner of the financially ailing Sparrows Point steel plant is idling operations there, warning 1,975 workers Thursday that they would be laid off starting next month. The news, the latest casting doubt on the future of the Baltimore County facility,...
  • Upgrades hailed at Baltimore County bottling plant

    Upgrades hailed at Baltimore County bottling plant
    Glass bottles moved briskly along new manufacturing lines — some filling with rum, others with tequila — as the plant manager explained just how groundbreaking this was for a site used to a more sedate pace. The Baltimore County plant now can...
  • BGE, seeking rate increase, to make case to regulators

    BGE, seeking rate increase, to make case to regulators
    Hearings begin Monday in a case that will decide whether Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers can expect higher distribution charges next year. BGE is asking for increases that would come to about $6.62 a month for the typical residential electric...
  • Chicago International Film Festival's first slate announced

    Chicago International Film Festival's first slate announced
    Broadly speaking, a film festival's programmers can handle news of a new lineup one of two ways: all at once, or nearly; or the drib-drab approach. The Chicago International Film Festival goes for the dribs and drabs. The 48th edition of founder and...
  • Maryland power plant closing to avoid pollution rules

    An aging, little-used power plant in Williamsport is slated to be closed later this year rather than meet new federal air-pollution limits, its owner announced Thursday, in what could be a spate of such shutdowns resulting from the controversial Obama...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms with a high temperature around 59 degrees. It is expected to be partly cloudy tonight with a low temperature around 39 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our updates for this morning's issues as you plan...