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  • The nuclear option [Commentary]

    The nuclear option [Commentary]
    Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and...
  • Fired nuclear whistle-blower wins reinstatement order

    Fired nuclear whistle-blower wins reinstatement order
    The U.S. Labor Department ordered the reinstatement of an environmental specialist at the former nuclear weapons complex at Hanford, Wash., saying she had been wrongfully fired. Shelly Doss, an employee of Washington River Protection Solutions, was...
  • Proposed Dominion LNG plant threatens Lusby community [Letter]

    Proposed Dominion LNG plant threatens Lusby community [Letter]
    Last week there was a gas leak on Solomon's Island. The authorities didn't shut down the island and evacuate residents because it was believed driving by the leak could be more harmful that staying put. In nearby Lusby, Dominion has plans to expand...
  • Cove Point zoning exemption overturned

    Cove Point zoning exemption overturned
    A Calvert County circuit judge has overturned the Southern Maryland county's decision to exempt the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas export facility from local zoning regulations. It's not clear, however, whether the decision affects plans for...
  • Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future

    Exelon, politics and Illinois' low-carbon future
    As a series of policy meetings kicks off Monday in Chicago to begin hashing out a plan to cut carbon emissions in Illinois, Chicago-based Exelon is busy pulling political strings to ensure it is rewarded financially for its nuclear power plants, which...
  • 'Curiosity's Cats' editor recounts Mad Bomber research

    'Curiosity's Cats' editor recounts Mad Bomber research
    "I have let loose enough information in my letters it seems to isolate a grain of sand in a bucket." — From an anonymous letter George Metesky sent to a newspaper in 1956 As editor of "Curiosity's Cats: Writers on Research," I had asked...
  • Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant cited for safety issue

    Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant cited for safety issue
    The operators of Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant have been cited for a miscalculation that federal safety inspectors said might have triggered an unnecessary evacuation or other emergency response to an insignificant radiation leak. The Nuclear...
  • California PUC losing luster, clout

    California PUC losing luster, clout
    Recent years have not been kind to the California Public Utilities Commission. Two high-profile disasters—the 2010 San Bruno gas pipeline explosion, which killed eight, and the shutdown last year of the San Onofre nuclear power plant—have...
  • 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...