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  • Utility rates set to rise in Burbank

    Burbank utility customers are in for another round of bill hikes this July, with electric and water rates slated to jump 1.75% and 4.75%, respectively, officials said. State mandates to increase renewable energy use, which is more costly, are driving...
  • 66 finalists named for lucrative Knight Arts Challenge grants

    66 finalists named for lucrative Knight Arts Challenge grants
    One of the remarkable things about the 66 finalists announced Monday for the annual Knight Arts Challenge grants is their range, both artistically and geographically. Over the course of five years,  the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has...
  • Happy 400 ppm Week!

    Happy 400 ppm Week!
    Happy 400 ppm week! What’d you get me? This past week the Earth passed a wondrous milestone: atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached 400 parts per million, a level not seen on the planet in at least two million years but probably more like ten...
  • Electricity rate hikes back on the radar in Glendale

    Electricity rate hikes back on the radar in Glendale
    Glendale will host a series of community meetings to discuss a schedule of electricity rate increases that city officials say are needed to pay for badly needed infrastructure upgrades and to improve the utility’s financial footing. The meetings...
  • Time for greens to embrace nukes

    Time for greens to embrace nukes
    For too long, many environmentalists have been ambivalent about nuclear energy. It conjures fears: meltdowns, cancers, Chernobyl, Fukushima, overtones of nuclear bombs. Yet, we also know that nuclear power provides 70 percent of all the greenhouse gas-...
  • Leasing The Sun: Solar Panels For The Rest Of Us

    Leasing The Sun: Solar Panels For The Rest Of Us
    The same pathway that has put many in the seat of a new car — the lease — is taking off as a financial vehicle for homeowners who don't have tens of thousands of dollars sitting around to buy a rooftop solar-panel system outright. And in...
  • Nuclear is the greenest energy

    Tom Horton's recent commentary on nuclear energy is excellent and provides the beginning of a rational discussion of green energy in Maryland ("Embracing nukes," May 23). He includes data which shows that wind farms on average operate at 30 percent of...
  • The Week Ahead: Biden goes south, classic cars go continental

    The Week Ahead: Biden goes south, classic cars go continental
    Monday-Friday, May 27-31 -- “Being Biden” is going on a road trip. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s eclectic blogsite will follow his sweep through Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil this week as he carries out a mission to...
  • Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy

    Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy
    When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action. Starting in...
  • House tour shines a light on solar power

    House tour shines a light on solar power
    Three years ago, Frank Smith of Glen Burnie spent more than $44,000 to make the transition to solar power at his Cape Cod-style home, which was built in 1957. That seemed like a hefty expense at the time, but significantly lower energy costs and tax...
  • Solar projects 'more mainstream' as costs fall

    Solar projects 'more mainstream' as costs fall
    New solar panels unveiled last week at a real estate developer's Laurel headquarters come with an unusual twist — an energy storage system, the first such commercial setup in the state and one of the first in the country. That drew a crowd. But...