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  • L.I. Sound Cleanup Highlights Green Legislative Push

    With so much attention paid to gun safety and the budget, not much was heard about the environment in the 2013 session of the General Assembly. Much of what was in the news centered on a somewhat arcane debate whether the state weakened its commitment...
  • Gordon is ignoring energy mandates

    When Vice Mayor Gordon voted against approving the 2013-14 budget, his stated reason was that Burbank Water and Power is incurring millions of dollars in renewable energy costs that are causing rates to increase unnecessarily because of a state mandate...
  • Residents complain, GWP officials explain proposed electricity rate hikes

    At Glendale Water & Power's final community meeting Thursday on a series of proposed electricity rate hikes, some residents said they understood the need, they just wish it wasn't such a steep increase. "We are all hurting," said resident Edward...
  • SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive built on a bright idea

    The gig: Lyndon Rive, 36, chief executive of SolarCity Corp., a company co-founded in 2006 with his older brother, Peter, that helped popularize a new direction in residential solar power development. The San Mateo, Calif., company installs solar panels...
  • Santa Monica medical office building sells in record-setting deal

    A medical office building across the street from the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica has sold for nearly $55 million to a Carpinteria investment firm in what brokers believe was a record-setting transaction. Montecito Medical Investment Co. bought...
  • O'Malley, Cardin back Obama's move to curb power-plant carbon emissions

    O'Malley, Cardin back Obama's move to curb power-plant carbon emissions
    Maryland's Democratic office-holders joined environmentalists in praising the Obama administration's announcement Friday that it is moving to curb carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. Gov. Martin O'Malley issued a statement in support of the...
  • Secession drive gathers steam in rural Colorado

    Secession drive gathers steam in rural Colorado
    AULT, Colo. — Jennifer Weichel stood scowling behind the counter of her antique shop, in front of a life-size cutout of John Wayne, and fairly spat the word out: "Used!" It's how, she said, people in rural northern Colorado feel they're treated by...
  • Gansler launches campaign for governor

    Gansler launches campaign for governor
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched his campaign for governor Tuesday, casting himself as an anti-establishment Democrat overflowing with ideas for a state he loves and willing to take risks to accomplish them. "I am not your candidate...
  • 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...