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Obama flips switch on government renewable energy

WASHINGTON — Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. Obama said the plan to use renewables for 20 percent ...

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Fuel cell technology pioneered in Md.

A collaborative effort between a private Maryland-based company and a University of Maryland researcher is working to develop fuel cells to provide electricity to businesses, homes and eventually automobiles at about one-tenth the cost and one-tenth the size of current commercial fuel cell systems.

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‘Colbert Report’ takes on fracking

Comedian Stephen Colbert took on hydraulic fracturing on the “Colbert Report” Wednesday night, with actor Mark Ruffalo playing the part of concerned citizen and Colbert sticking by what he said America was built on: burning stuff. “We burn things. We ...

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O’Malley to try once again for offshore wind power

Gov. Martin O’Malley will take another stab at sparking development of a wind energy farm off Maryland’s coast this year with a new spin on last year’s proposal. O’Malley made offshore wind the centerpiece of his energy agenda in 2011 ...

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