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  • 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...
  • Letter: Time to hold CV Water District's candidates to promises

    On Nov. 5, we are scheduled to have elections in the Crescenta Valley. I ask you to consider Charles Beatty for Crescenta Valley Water District Board of Directors. He is the candidate most uniquely qualified for this seat. He has served as a member of...
  • Lessons from Superstorm Sandy

     Lessons from Superstorm Sandy
    I remember what I was doing a year ago — clinging to my phone, waiting to hear from my friends and family who were in the heart of Superstorm Sandy, hoping they were safe. One year ago, Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Mid-Atlantic, claiming more...
  • In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources

    In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources
    In a recent letter to the editor, Charles Campbell rehashes tired talking points and cherry picks data to attack proven renewable energy sources like wind and solar power ("Nuclear is greenest," May 28). The old-school reliability concerns Mr....
  • L.A. parking meters making more money from cards than cash

    L.A. parking meters making more money from cards than cash
    This spring, for the first time, the city of Los Angeles' parking department made more money from credit and debit cards than it did from cash. In March, card payments at city parking meters and kiosks totaled $2.34 million, slightly more than half...
  • Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes

    Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes
    With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before. About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in...
  • Garagiola to leave Maryland Senate

    Garagiola to leave Maryland Senate
    Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, who was elected to the Maryland Senate in 2002 as its youngest member and appeared destined for higher office, said Thursday that he is leaving the General Assembly to return to private life. Garagiola, a Montgomery...
  • Burbank poised to adopt budget with $2.5 million in cuts

    Burbank poised to adopt budget with $2.5 million in cuts
    The City Council is slated to adopt a $149-million General Fund budget next week that includes $2.5 million in cuts and fee increases to various services. With the adjustments and a projected 1% increase in sales and property tax revenues, officials...
  • San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

    San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies
    SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down. Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...