| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Maryland citizens who enjoy preserved farmland and open space should oppose legislation in the General Assembly that would take land out of agricultural preservation and allow commercial solar or wind power infrastructure to be built there.
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The General Assembly should not approve any bills that allow wind turbines or solar panels on agricultural lands that are under restrictive easements purchased from farmers by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, MALPF ("Bills would...
| 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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output.
The 175-megawatt wind farm is under construction 60 miles...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:45 PM
State and federal officials announced Thursday a $2.2 million research effort aimed at preventing harm to whales and other marine mammals from building massive industrial wind turbines off Ocean City.
The two-year study, to be led by the University of...
| Jul 13, 2014
Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers.
But change is coming.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair.
But outages aren't a problem anymore.
Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:29 AM
The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round.
Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...
| 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...