| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:03 PM
When a mechanical engineer today proposed building a floating entertainment island full off Chicago's shoreline, he wasn't the first to dream of building on Lake Michigan.
Here are some ideas that didn't see fruition:
• In 1884, it was reported...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Dominion Virginia Power will get up to another $47 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build wind turbines off Virginia Beach, the department announced Wednesday.
The demonstration project is one of three the DOE is funding as it looks...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland.
In his veto message, O'Malley said...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:03 AM
The General Assembly session ends Monday, and already lawmakers have sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley's desk a number of important pieces of legislation, including a bill banning discrimination against transgender individuals, reforms to Baltimore's liquor...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
American Bird Conservancy (ABC)—has announced its intention to sue the Department of the Interior (DOI), charging DOI with multiple violations of federal law in connection with its December 9, 2013, final regulation that allows wind energy companies...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In response to the April 21 commentary regarding the proposed wind farm in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation", Pioneer Green (aka Great Bay Wind) claims that they have conducted studies showing that the proposed 600-foot-tall industrial wind turbines...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The recent letter in The Sun, "Wind farm not worth the risk to Pax River" (April 24), clouds the discussion. Writer Norman Meadow seems to suggest that the wind farm is a poor business investment. The backers of the project must think otherwise. The...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As the former director of the Atlantic Test Ranges at Patuxent River, Maryland I have been reading with interest the various articles related to the effects of wind turbines on instrumentation radar systems located at this facility. I am a recognized...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Regarding The Sun's editorial asking Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that would delay approval of a wind farm in Somerset County ("Gone with the wind farm?" April 20), I take offense at you describing industrial turbines as "windmills." That's like...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The insidious piece of legislation to temporarily ban a wind farm in Somerset County is an appalling example of the politics of special interests at work ("Gone with the wind farm?" April 20).
The bill is completely unnecessary to protect the mission of...