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  • Dredging Conowingo Dam won't save the bay

    Dredging Conowingo Dam won't save the bay
    In a world of competing policy priorities, there is one policy objective that seems to generate more agreement than any other — we must protect the Chesapeake Bay. To do so requires good science, and recently we acquired some. The U.S. Army...
  • PPL's sale of Montana hydro plants is final

    PPL's sale of Montana hydro plants is final
    PPL has completed the sale of its Montana hydroelectric plants to NorthWestern Energy. The sale, announced in September 2013, netted the Allentown utility and power generator $890 million, and includes 11 hydroelectric power plants with a total...
  • State could deny key Conowingo permit

    State could deny key Conowingo permit
    Exelon Corp. could be denied a key Maryland permit — at least for now — that the company needs to keep generating electricity at Conowingo Dam for decades to come. Saying there's not enough information on the dam's impact on the Chesapeake...
  • Neighborhood Spotlight: Deep Creek

    Neighborhood Spotlight: Deep Creek
    Location: Garrett County, approximately 10 miles east of the West Virginia border and 20 miles south of the Mason-Dixon line. Average property listing price: Bob Carney, manager of Deep Creek Resort and Sales at Long & Foster Real Estate in McHenry,...
  • Dredging Conowingo little help to bay, study finds

    Dredging Conowingo little help to bay, study finds
    Dredging millions of tons of sediment from the Susquehanna River upriver of the Conowingo Dam would potentially cost billions of dollars and do little to help the Chesapeake Bay compared with cleanup efforts already underway, a new federal-state study...
  • Opponents of planned Colombian dams take heart from OAS report

    Opponents of planned Colombian dams take heart from OAS report
    Opponents of a Chinese plan to construct several dams along Colombia's longest river said they were encouraged by an international human rights panel's report Friday that noted "tension" between Latin American mega-projects and "the full exercise of human...
  • Canton To Seek New Partner On Hydropower Project

    Canton To Seek New Partner On Hydropower Project
    CANTON — The town will try again to find companies interested in working on the Farmington River hydropower project after negotiations with a potential partner failed. Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner told the board of selectmen...
  • Support the dam to support Md. [Commentary]

    Support the dam to support Md. [Commentary]
    Energy production has emerged as arguably the primary growth engine for America's economy. Oil production is surging, and the United States will emerge as the world's leading producer sometime this decade. America has already established self-...
  • PPL gets approval for sale of Montana hydroelectric plants

    PPL Montana's agreement to sell its hydroelectric plants has received final approval from the Montana Public Service Commission, Allentown-based parent company PPL Corp. announced Tuesday. The commission issued a final order Friday approving the...
  • 3,360 miles of forest cleared in Brazilian Amazon in 2013

    3,360 miles of forest cleared in Brazilian Amazon in 2013
    The destruction of the world's largest rainforest accelerated last year with a 29 percent spike in deforestation, according to final figures released by the Brazilian government on Wednesday that confirmed a reversal in gains seen since 2009....
  • PPL sale of Montana plants moving forward

    PPL Montana's agreement to sell its hydroelectric facilities to NorthWestern Energy Corp. cleared a major hurdle on Thursday when the Montana Public Service Commission voted to prepare an order approving NorthWestern Energy's request to purchase the...