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  • Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region

    Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region
    Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers. But change is coming. Two...
  • Huge Alaska quake could unleash strong California tsunami, study says

    Huge Alaska quake could unleash strong California tsunami, study says
    Monday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake turned out to be too deep to cause a tsunami on the West Coast of the United States. But seismic experts have long warned that a massive quake in Alaska could cause damaging wave activity along the California coast....
  • Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar

    Quinn signs Band-Aid fix for solar
    Gov. Pat Quinn said he will sign legislation Saturday to free up $30 million for the purchase of solar energy for Illinois electricity customers, a move expected to help the state catch up on its lagging renewable energy goals. “Thousands of...
  • PPL merger would be with company founded by former executives of Goldman Sachs

    PPL merger would be with company founded by former executives of Goldman Sachs
    Thirty-five years ago, when a New Jersey-based outfit called General Public Utilities was irresponsibly cutting corners to increase profits, an Allentown-based outfit known as PP&L was emerging as one of nation's best-run utility companies. GPU, the...
  • EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival

    EPA: Carbon rules could ensure nuclear power's survival
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that the federal agency's proposed carbon rules are designed to boost nuclear plants that are struggling to compete. “There are a handful of nuclear facilities that because...
  • Ratepayers complain about San Onofre proposal

    After the San Onofre nuclear power plant closed earlier than expected last year, some residents say they've been kept in the dark — at least when it comes to information. Community members sounded off on a proposed settlement agreement related to...
  • Iranian negotiator upbeat about latest nuclear talks

    Iranian negotiator upbeat about latest nuclear talks
    An Iranian nuclear negotiator offered an upbeat assessment of ongoing international nuclear talks during a news conference for Iranian journalists, but said a preliminary text for a comprehensive agreement may include hundreds of points of dispute,...
  • Review: '10:04' by Ben Lerner

    Review: '10:04' by Ben Lerner
    The list of distinguished American poets who've had success writing prose reads like a Who's Who of the American literary canon: Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, e.e. cummings, Rita Dove, John Ashbery, Sherman Alexie and Lydia Davis, to name just a few. Ben...
  • Nuclear power doesn't add up [Letter]

    Nuclear power doesn't add up [Letter]
    I read with interest the commentary, "The nuclear option" (Aug. 26), in The Baltimore Sun, and I wanted to comment on just one aspect of this public pitch for nuclear power. The author omitted the fact that Constellation Energy made application to the U....
  • Millstone Workers Voting On Whether To Join Union

    About 425 workers at Millstone Power Station began voting Wednesday and will continue voting Thursday on joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. But the outcome of the election won't be known for some time, as the ballots probably...
  • The dangers of nuclear dumps

    To the editor: About 60  nuclear power plants with 100 nuclear reactors are operating in the U.S. As time — and global warming and our more-dramatic weather — combine to reduce grid capacity, we must broaden our menu of power sources,...