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  • Baltimore ranks 34th in nation for installation of solar panels

    Baltimore ranks 34<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> in nation for installation of solar panels
    Baltimore ranks 34th in the nation for the installation of solar panels, according to a report released Thursday by a locally based research and policy group. Solar energy use has been rising in Maryland and across the country, according to the report...
  • ComEd's plan to boost smart grid would hit customers' wallets, critics say

    ComEd's plan to boost smart grid would hit customers' wallets, critics say
    Commonwealth Edison on Thursday unveiled a plan that it billed as an expansion of ongoing efforts to overhaul the power grid and invest in renewable energy but that critics said would result in customers paying more to the electricity giant. The...
  • Pines students win for science projects

    Pines students win for science projects
    A student from each of Pembroke Pines' charter middle schools won first place for science projects at the Broward County Fair, earning them a chance to compete at the state level. Kylie Fernandez, a seventh-grader at the Pembroke Pines Charter Middle...
  • Battle against climate change is this generation's WWII

    Battle against climate change is this generation's WWII
    To the editor: When the U.S. entered World War II, the nation united. From industries manufacturing war materiel, to families rationing their provisions, to the media whipping up the fervor necessary to achieve a total economic transformation, every...
  • Help boost residential solar energy by pricing it fairly

    Help boost residential solar energy by pricing it fairly
    Advocates of residential solar power see a technology that reduces carbon emissions and saves people money. Opponents see something that benefits only those homeowners with high credit scores and the right kind of rooftops, at the expense of everyone...
  • Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

    Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband
    What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer? Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient’s temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to...
  • Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?

    Q&A: How can California handle the challenges of renewable energy?
    Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies in the Legislature want California to generate half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, an increase from the target of one-third by 2020. However, making sure all that clean energy can be used when needed...
  • Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida

    Industry group backs 2016 ballot initiative for 'solar choice' in Florida
    The nationwide Solar Energy Industries Association has given "strong support" to a 2016 ballot initiative in Florida that could allow consumers in the state to buy electricity from companies other than utilities. The association calls the initiative...
  • Broward chooses Young At Art for solar display

    Broward chooses Young At Art for solar display
    Up until now, teaching children about solar power has been an abstract concept at Young At Art in Davie. But with the planned construction of solar panels, a partnership between Broward County and the Florida Power & Light Company, set to be built at...
  • Doug Coward: Low-interest loans help clean-energy financing

    Doug Coward: Low-interest loans help clean-energy financing
    Doug Coward, 48, is the executive director of the Solar and Energy Loan Fund, which was founded with a U.S. Department of Energy grant and recently received a $100,000 grant from Orlando to open an office in the city. SELF provides low-interest loans...
  • Dominion bill clears Virginia Senate

    The State Senate voted Friday to shield Virginia's largest electric company from five years' worth of key rate reviews, locking in most of Dominion Virginia Power's electricity rates for the period. The bill was amended repeatedly Friday as senators...