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  • Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather

    Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather
    Matt Kumpar paid $622 for the electricity his auto shop used in January, so he thought the February charge — a whopping $3,192 — was a mistake. It wasn't. The rate for his electric supply skyrocketed, a shift his provider blamed on...
  • Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project

    Bill to protect Pax River could scuttle Eastern Shore wind project
    Legislation that could kill a $200 million wind energy project on the Eastern Shore is moving through the General Assembly, pushed by Southern Maryland lawmakers who contend the 600-foot tall turbines threaten their region's most important job generator,...
  • Farm preservation and renewable energy [Letter]

    Farm preservation and renewable energy [Letter]
    Maryland citizens who enjoy preserved farmland and open space should oppose legislation in the General Assembly that would take land out of agricultural preservation and allow commercial solar or wind power infrastructure to be built there. When the...
  • Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland

    Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland
    Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly. Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...
  • Weathering climate change [Commentary]

    Weathering climate change [Commentary]
    So, how about this weather? This question is often just small talk, but conversation about the recent weather has not been simple idle chatter. While Baltimore was bundled up against the frigid "polar vortex," Alaska saw record high temperatures. While...
  • Toyota reveals exterior, Japan pricing of 2015 fuel cell vehicle

    Toyota reveals exterior, Japan pricing of 2015 fuel cell vehicle
    Toyota, whose Prius jump-started our appetites for hybrids almost two decades ago, is hoping for another eco-revolution. The automaker announced Wednesday the production version of an all-new fuel cell vehicle. The car -- currently named the FCV -- will...
  • FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas

    FPL seeks approval to invest in producing natural gas
    First, Florida Power & Light Co. switched most of its power plants from oil to natural gas. Now, FPL wants to invest in producing natural gas to obtain that fuel more cheaply for its operations. The utility Wednesday asked regulators to approve...
  • Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]

    Climate change and the green revolution [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the impact of climate change on the economy, I agree that resolving the issue of climate change would not be an economic failure but rather a success ("The economic climate," June 24). Aside from the fact that if...
  • L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions

    L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions
    A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to set a new "life and death" goal for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, warning of dire consequences if government and business leaders drag their feet. "The climate crisis is no longer out there in the...
  • Virginia drivers are greener than ever

    Virginia drivers are greener than ever
    Virginia drivers are greener than ever. That’s the word from Environment Virginia, which just issued a new report called “Driving Cleaner: More Electric Vehicles Mean Less Pollution.” The group says Virginians are driving more than...
  • Des Plaines discusses looking into alternative fuels

    Des Plaines discusses looking into alternative fuels
    Des Plaines staff members recently recommended the City Council authorize spending $25,000 to study the feasibility, benefits and costs associated with converting the city's fleet of vehicles to run on an alternative fuel source. The issue was first...