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  • Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped

    Eastern Shore wind project should be scrapped
    As a life-long resident of Somerset County, I felt compelled to respond to commentator Andy Bowman's recent op-ed ("Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project," Dec. 1). After telling us for 30 years that industrial wind energy...
  • St. Mary's commissioner: Wind project would hurt national security

    St. Mary's commissioner: Wind project would hurt national security
    I'm writing in response to Andy Bowman's commentary, "Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project" (Dec. 1). As he and your readers know, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) has formally objected to the Great Bay Wind...
  • Wind project raises serious safety, health concerns

    Wind project raises serious safety, health concerns
    Andy Bowman's recent commentary regarding his company's wind power project in Somerset County does not represent the view from the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay ("Politics, not safety concerns, hamper Eastern Shore wind project," Dec. 1). In July,...
  • Wind farm addresses climate change threat

    Wind farm addresses climate change threat
    In the past two or three weeks, The Sun has printed at least three letters dealing with the Somerset County wind farm ("Wind project raises serious safety, health concerns," Dec. 6). They differed so much in content that it was almost impossible to see...
  • Malloy's Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Push Weathers Federal Court Challenge

    Malloy's Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Push Weathers Federal Court Challenge
    The Malloy administration's high-profile plan to buy clean energy from a wind farm in northern Maine has survived a legal challenge that argued that the nearly $1 billion contract violated federal energy laws. In September 2013, the state Department...
  • State turns out lights on solar rebates after 2015

    State turns out lights on solar rebates after 2015
    State regulators have turned out the lights on a rebate program that benefits solar-energy consumers. The Florida Public Service Commission voted 3-2 to end those rebates after 2015. Regulators say the program remains costly and that consumers have...
  • Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant

    Native Americans challenge construction of Mojave Desert solar plant
    A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels. The Colorado River Indian Tribes&...
  • Libertyville schools' solar panels help teach, cut costs

    Libertyville schools' solar panels help teach, cut costs
    The gray skies that seem permanently parked over the Upper Midwest from November to March are still letting through enough solar energy to help power two school buildings in north suburban Libertyville District 70, according to district officials....
  • NextEra Energy's purchase of Hawaii's utility raises concerns

    NextEra Energy's purchase of Hawaii's utility raises concerns
    Plans by Florida Power & Light's parent company to buy Hawaii's largest utility for $4.3 billion are stirring debate in that state. With some of the highest electricity prices in the nation, Hawaii has ambitious goals to develop renewable energy to help...
  • Utilities Terminate Contracts For $2.5B Cape Wind Project

    Utilities Terminate Contracts For $2.5B Cape Wind Project
    BOSTON — Supporters and detractors of the proposed $2.5 billion wind farm in Cape Cod waters say the project is in peril now that National Grid and NStar, a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, have decided to terminate their contracts to buy power...
  • SolarCity inks deal with Wal-Mart; shares surge

    Shares of SolarCity Corp. soared Friday morning after the company said it would provide Wal-Mart with solar power. The San Mateo, Calif.-based company’s stock rose as high as $56.94 a share, up 6% from Thursday's close. The solar power...