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Governor O’Malley proposing offshore wind requirement

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s governor plans to introduce legislation that would require utilities to enter into long-term contracts for offshore wind power. O’Malley spokesman Shaun Adamec says an offshore wind power bill is expected to be part of the legislative agenda ...

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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,” ...

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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 ...

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Massachusetts approves offshore wind contract

BOSTON — Massachusetts utility regulators on Monday approved a 15-year power-purchase deal between the nation’s first offshore wind farm and its first customer, saying the arrangement is in the public interest and its benefits exceeds its costs. The Department of ...

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Virginia’s bay plan is headed to the EPA

RICHMOND — A revised Virginia plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay is headed to the federal government by month’s end despite mixed reviews of whether it improves on the first proposal that was universally panned by environmentalists. A group of ...

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Constellation Energy winning bidder in $1.1B plant deal

BALTIMORE — Boston Generating says Constellation Energy was the winning bidder to buy five New England power plants for about $1.1 billion. Boston Generating, which is undergoing bankruptcy reorganization after taking on debt before the economic downturn, said the deal ...

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