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Oct 19, 2015

Md. power-plant subsidy clash gets hearing at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to use a Maryland dispute to weigh what steps states can take to subsidize the construction of new power plants. The justices said Monday that they will consider reviving a Maryland subsidy program, accepting appeals from state officials and a company planning to build a new natural gas-fired plant. The […]

Jan 7, 2015

EPA to miss deadline on new power-plant rules

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will delay carbon rules for power plants, missing a deadline set by President Barack Obama in one of the centerpieces of his climate-change agenda.

Dec 2, 2014

Ground broken on Waldorf power plant

Competitive Power Ventures, of Rockville, an energy company, along with Japanese partners Marubeni and Toyota Tsusho, broke ground Tuesday on a power plant in Waldorf. The $775 million, 725-megawatt CPV St. Charles Energy Center will run on natural gas. CPV cited the benefits of the location: a reliable water supply for efficient cooling, proximity to […]

Aug 11, 2014

Financing set on CPV power plant

Competitive Power Ventures LLC, of Silver Spring, which develops and operates energy facilities, and partners Marubeni and Toyota Tsusho announced they have closed financing with GE Energy Financial Services and 14 other lenders for the $775 million CPV St. Charles Energy Center under construction in Waldorf. Financial details were not disclosed. The CPV St. Charles […]

Jun 2, 2014

Maryland can’t subsidize new power plants, appeals court rules

Maryland can’t put into effect a program to subsidize new power plants in the state, a U.S. appeals court ruled, saying the proposal would circumvent the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s exclusive authority over interstate energy rates.

Jan 9, 2014

Wicomico Co. considers energy plant

SALISBURY — Wicomico County officials are considering a plant at the county landfill to convert solid waste into energy-producing gas. The Daily Times reports that supporters say the plant would create a new local energy source and help dispose of tons of chicken manure. County Public Works Director Lee Beauchamp and other officials met with […]

Dec 17, 2013

Federal govt. to offer 80,000 acres offshore for commercial energy leasing

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said at a news conference Tuesday that the federal government will offer about 80,000 acres off the coast of Maryland for commercial energy leasing.

Dec 5, 2013

Md. company backs Nigerian power plant

American Capital Energy & Infrastructure LLC, an affiliate of Bethesda-based American Capital Ltd., announced a commitment to invest up to $130 million in Lagos, Nigeria-based Azura Power Holdings Ltd., which is developing a natural gas-fired power plant project in Nigeria.

Nov 24, 2013

Two ex-Exelon workers denied severance pay

A federal judge has denied two former Exelon Corp. employees’ quest for severance benefits, finding that they were not eligible because they were hired by an “affiliate” of the company that took over the power plants where they worked.

Sep 6, 2013

1 of 2 reactors at Calvert Cliffs power plant shuts down

LUSBY — Constellation Energy Nuclear Group says it has shut down one of two nuclear reactors at its Calvert Cliffs power plant after a malfunction during testing. Plant spokesman Kory Raftery says a control rod dropped into the reactor Thursday during tests at the Southern Maryland plant and it was shut down. He says electrical […]

Aug 19, 2013

Dallas firm plans P.G. Co. power plant

A subsidiary of Panda Power Funds, of Dallas, Texas, a 3-year-old, private equity firm that is building several large power generation facilities, has applied to the Maryland Public Service Commission for permission to build, own and operate an 859-megawatt, natural-gas-fueled power plant in an industrially zoned area of Brandywine, in Prince George’s County.

Jun 25, 2013

Obama aims to tackle pollution, climate change

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming. In a major speech at Georgetown University, Obama warned Americans of the deep and disastrous effects of climate change, urging them to take action […]

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