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Maryland regulators OK nation’s largest offshore wind plan

Offshore wind turbines at Barrow Offshore Wind off Walney Island in the Irish Sea. Photo: By Andy Dingley derivative work: Papa Lima Whiskey 2 [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland regulators on Thursday approved plans for the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind projects, saying the decision will position the state to be a leader in the developing industry. The Maryland Public Service Commission awarded renewable energy credits ...

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Maryland Senate OKs energy efficiency bill

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ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Senate has approved a measure to require the state’s five largest electric utilities to provide customers with energy-efficiency programs and services to cut energy consumption by 2 percent a year. The Senate voted 32-14 for the ...

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Maryland OKs Pepco rate hike; gives less than utility sought

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  WASHINGTON — The Maryland Public Service Commission has approved a rate hike for Pepco, which provides electricity to two suburban D.C. counties. The commission issued an order Tuesday granting a revenue increase of $52.5 million to Pepco. The increase, ...

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Hogan appointment to PSC in jeopardy

Michael T. Richard

The appointment to the Public Service Commission of a former deputy chief of staff to Gov. Larry Hogan remains in jeopardy. Michael Richard appeared before the Senate Executive Nominations Committee for the second time Monday night. This time it was ...

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Senate committee votes to reject Hogan appointments to city liquor board

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Three controversial nominations to the Baltimore City Liquor Board have been rejected by the Senate Executive Nominations Committee. The 14-2 vote Monday evening is the latest in an ongoing battle over the appointments of Benjamin A Neil, Douglas E. Trotter and ...

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Emails could derail Hogan’s PSC appointment

Gov. Larry Hogan. (File)

ANNAPOLIS — Democratic lawmakers are expressing concerns about emails between a recently appointed member of the Public Service Commission and senior members of Gov. Larry Hogan’s staff. The emails between Michael Richard and the Hogan administration are becoming public at ...

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Hogan takes no position on proposed utility merger

Gov. Larry Hogan. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Gov. Larry Hogan is taking a neutral stance on the proposed $6.8 billion merger between Exelon and Pepco Holdings, a position that has elicited disappointment from opponents of the deal.A coalition of environmental and social issues groups are among those who want Hogan to join with Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and others in opposing the merger, which critics note would make one company responsible for providing power to 85 percent of the state's residents.

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