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Jan 14, 2011

Wind power coalition head cites interest in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — The president of a coalition of wind developers is citing nine indications of interest from eight parties for projects off Maryland’s coast as a positive sign that interest in wind power is growing. Jim Lanard, president of the Offshore Wind Development Coalition, said Friday the response in Maryland demonstrates developers are approaching the […]

Jan 6, 2011

Looming power shortages demand attention

While recent General Assembly sessions have seen efforts to overturn the 1999 decision to deregulate the electric industry, legislators will address predictions this year that Maryland could experience electricity supply shortages in the future. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Thomas M. “Mac” Middleton, D-Charles, says that despite energy conservation efforts, the lack of new power plants [&[...]

Dec 29, 2010

With new year, new laws take effect in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Power suppliers that sell electricity in Maryland will have to buy more energy from solar sources under a new law taking effect Saturday. While most new laws passed in the 2010 legislative session already have taken effect, the new year marks the first day for others. For example, drivers who get traffic tickets […]

Dec 29, 2010

New law increases use of solar energy in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — Power suppliers that sell electricity in Maryland will have to buy more energy from solar sources under a law taking effect Saturday. The law moves up the timetable for making solar energy part of the state’s renewables portfolio standard. It also aims to create jobs in the solar power industry while boosting the […]

Dec 16, 2010

Plan identifies best places for solar on US lands

LOS ANGELES — A draft plan identifying prime areas for solar energy projects on public lands in the Southwest was released Thursday by the Interior Department in an effort to speed up development. The draft identifies 24 so-called solar energy zones in California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona that have the highest potential […]

Nov 23, 2010

Salazar vows to speed wind energy projects

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday he would speed approval of offshore wind farms and identify the most promising areas of the Atlantic coast to located turbines for power generation. “The wind potential off the Atlantic Coast is staggering,” Salazar said, standing at the water’s edge beside Fort McHenry. He estimated the old system […]

Nov 23, 2010

Baltimore County watching how the wind blows

A test device will be blowing in the wind in Baltimore County, probably by this spring, and the results may determine if it’s worth resuming the two-year-old battle between environmentalists and community groups over residential windmills. Last month, the Baltimore County Council passed a bill to install an anemometer on the property of a church […]

Nov 18, 2010

Power brokers: Multi-level marketing meets electricity sales

The pitch seems almost too good to be true: make unlimited income, work flexible hours and earn rewards for selling something everyone uses to your friends, family and acquaintances. That something in this case is electricity, not knives, makeup or kitchen gadgets. And the business model, not without its detractors, is being applied to the […]

Oct 28, 2010

Electricity rates likely to drop next summer

Starting next summer, customers of the four largest power utilities in Maryland should see some hefty decreases in what they pay for electricity. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Allegheny Energy Inc., Delmarva Power & Light and Potomac Electric Power Co. presented their estimates for electric costs to the Maryland Public Service Commission on Thursday. From […]

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