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  • Mikulski got it right on Somerset wind turbines [Letter]

    Mikulski got it right on Somerset wind turbines [Letter]
    Congratulations to Sen. Barbara Mikulski on her stance regarding the Patuxent River Air Station and the prolonged initiative to place wind turbines in Somerset County ("Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide," Aug. 18). Senator Mikulski...
  • Why Germany outshines Florida on solar energy

    In Germany two weeks ago, we were impressed by the multitude of solar arrays along the Autobahn. They perched on the rooftops of homes, apartment buildings, barns, offices, shops, storage sheds and garages. They were in cornfields and pastures — any...
  • DWP is still slow to turn on home solar energy systems

    DWP is still slow to turn on home solar energy systems
    When Gerry Hans remodeled his Hollywood Hills home, he chose green options such as landscaping with native plants, a system to recycle gray water and a $40,000 rooftop solar installation to provide electricity to the home. The solar panels were...
  • Assembly bill could lower cost of residential solar in California

    Assembly bill could lower cost of residential solar in California
    Californians who want to put solar panels on their roofs could benefit from a state bill headed to the governor’s desk. The Legislature on Thursday passed the Solar Permitting Efficiency Act, which promises to streamline the solar permitting...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, Mexico's president talk trade in L.A.

    Gov. Jerry Brown and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto shared the stage in Los Angeles to speak about opportunities for the Golden State and its southern neighbor to work together on business opportunities, climate change and higher education....
  • 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...
  • FPL pushes solar plan nixed by clean-energy advocates

    FPL pushes solar plan nixed by clean-energy advocates
    Florida Power & Light Co. will seek approval Tuesday for a pilot program to build small solar arrays in select cities such as Fort Lauderdale, with funding from customers who choose to donate. Solar advocacy groups reject the plan. They say donors...
  • Mikulski language would halt Pax River wind farm

    Mikulski language would halt Pax River wind farm
    WASHINGTON -- Citing "very serious" concerns about the project's impact on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski included language in a military spending bill that would delay the construction of a massive wind farm on the Eastern...
  • U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise

    U.S. moves to cash in on African economic promise
    When Kevin Smith and his partners started a solar energy firm in Santa Monica in 2008, they expected to sell their technology to advanced economies in Europe and the United States. But much of the action has been in a part of the world Smith initially...
  • Hands-On Learning At Engineering Camp In New Haven

    NEW HAVEN - It might look like the teens at University of New Haven's engineering camp are playing with Legos and toy helicopters, but what they're doing isn't child's play. For the past two weeks, 25 high school students from across Connecticut have...
  • Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy

    Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy
    When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities. The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...