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EPA regulations could devastate Maryland mining

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency’s restrictions on new coal and natural gas power plants meant to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change would be a disaster for Western Maryland’s coal mining business, industry representatives said. The new ...

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Marcellus gas production rising fast in Pa., W.Va.

PITTSBURGH — Marcellus Shale natural gas production is rising even faster this year than energy experts had predicted, and that’s having a national impact on energy. Bentek, a Colorado company that analyzes energy trends, said 2013 production in Pennsylvania and ...

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Planned Cecil Co. power plant advances (access required)

Virginia-based Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, which is seeking to build a natural gas-fired power plant near Rising Sun in Cecil County, said it has selected Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. to supply two natural gas-powered turbines and associated electric generators for installation at the so-called Wildcat Point project.

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Md. puts gas drilling proposals out for review

CUMBERLAND — Maryland’s Department of the Environment is seeking public comment on proposed “best practices” for natural gas drilling in western Maryland. The Cumberland Times-News reported Thursday that the comment period runs through Aug. 9. The proposals were developed by ...

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Energy adviser named head of Md. Energy Administration

ANNAPOLIS — Abigail Ross Hopper, Gov. Martin O’Malley’s energy adviser since 2010, has been named Director of the Maryland Energy Administration. O’Malley announced the appointed on Wednesday. Hopper has been acting director of MEA since last year, and will continue ...

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Knorr Brake Co.’s solar array completed (access required)

Standard Solar Inc., of Rockville, a designer and installer of solar electric systems, announced it has completed installation of an 865-kilowatt photovoltaic solar array on the custom-designed, 100,000-square-foot rooftop of Knorr Brake Corp.’s new manufacturing facility in Westminster.

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