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Solar Energy

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  • As fracking soars, gas terminal poised for about-face from imports to exports

    COVE POINT, Md. The natural gas pipes on Dominion's Cove Point property begin on a pier in the Chesapeake Bay. They then descend underground and run for more than a mile behind the walls of a dimly lit tunnel for foot-brake bicycles that workers use to...
  • FPL solar dimmed by clouds but still has glimmer of potential

    The most ambitious solar plant in Florida has 190,000 mirrors that reflect sunlight onto tubes filled with 1.2 million gallons of oil-like fluid that heats to a blistering 740 degrees. Built by Florida Power & Light Co., the plant is a complex and...
  • Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]

    Bill thwarting wind energy project could hurt state [Commentary]
    If you work in Maryland, you have good reason to be concerned about climate change and to be in favor of more clean energy like land-based wind power. Unfortunately, a bill moving in Annapolis right now would severely handicap Maryland's ability to pursue...
  • Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project

    Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project
    In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer went to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval...
  • Solarize Enfield Offers Home Tours And Installs

    Solarize Enfield Offers Home Tours And Installs
    Home and business owners looking to switch to solar energy can learn more through the Solarize Enfield program, which offers discounts on solar panel installations. On Saturday, homeowners Al and Denise Lancaster will offer a tour of their home,...
  • Make clean energy a priority [Letter]

    Make clean energy a priority [Letter]
    The Sun recently had a fantastic mix of articles. U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer fears that giant wind turbines proposed in Somerset County could jeopardize the future of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, an economic engine for the state ("Hoyer, O'Malley at...
  • Expanding nuclear power will benefit U.S.: Front Burner

    I believe nuclear energy has a significant role to play in meeting the energy demands of the 21st century. This is perhaps not surprising, as I work at Argonne National Laboratory, where researchers were the first to harness nuclear power to produce...
  • FPL proposes a new solar pilot program

    Florida Power & Light Co. on Wednesday proposed a pilot program that would build community solar energy projects — some with panels spanning the size of half a football field — in select cities including Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach....
  • Avon Officials To Discuss Solar Power Project On Wednesday

    AVON — A proposal to put solar panels on two school buildings will be discussed when the town council and the board of education meet on Wednesday night. The solar power program that the town would participate in is overseen by the state. Local...
  • Residential energy costs likely to rise

    Residential energy costs likely to rise
    The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program. The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
  • Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland

    Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland
    Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly. Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...