| Mar 4, 2011
| 11:48 AM
Electric wagons powered by heavy batteries quietly zipped through the streets of Baltimore, carrying beer, milk, fruit and other goods from wholesalers to shops and homes. Some delivery companies installed their own charging stations or used a downtown...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 3:08 PM
Some people in town are upset because our trash collection fees may go up.
Like other homeowners, Vic and I got the notice that the city of Huntington Beach is proposing to raise the residential trash collection fees. Vic thought the proposed fee...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Testing is underway at Bob Hope Airport that could spell the end of the facility’s diesel-powered bus fleet. The test involves a bus that is fueled by compressed natural gas. If the test is successful, airport commissioners could decide to convert...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Sure, the prices of crude oil -- and gasoline at the pump -- are through the roof, denting everyone’s pocketbook. TV pundits talk grimly about the nation’s overdependence on oil from politically shaky parts of the world, including the Middle...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 11:17 AM
In an article about natural gas drilling ("Md. environment chief wants more U.S. oversight of fracking," April 13), The Sun's John Fritze reports that to "extract natural gas through fracking, companies use millions of gallons of liquids," but that...
| Apr 20, 2011
Jay Hancock appropriately congratulated Baltimore City for its recent project to convert traffic signals and street lights to LED technology, which dramatically reduces energy use (A bright future lighted by many small changes," April 17). He spoke of...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 4:26 PM
Customers who purchase electric power from Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. will pay about 11 percent less starting in June.
The average customer now pays about $146 a month, according to BGE spokeswoman Linda A. Foy. Now that BGE has locked in the final...
| May 5, 2011
| 11:33 AM
The Maryland legislature has deferred a decision on offshore wind pending a "summer study." Here are questions that businessmen and prudent investors would typically ask before making a large, long-term commitment: How much will it cost? What are the...
| May 5, 2011
| 6:08 PM
One of the nation's dirtiest power plants is shutting down, a move that will scrap a major source of lung- and heart-damaging air pollution in the Chicago area.
Facing a federal complaint, more stringent pollution limits and smaller profit margins,...
| May 10, 2011
| 9:53 AM
A growing coalition of environmentalists, public health advocates and sustainable businesses including renewable energy companies and composters are urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto legislation that would qualify trash incineration as a "Tier 1"...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 10:53 AM
At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so?
In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...