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Jun 4, 2013

USEC sues feds, seeks funds for decontamination

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Maryland company that operated nuclear plants in Kentucky and Ohio is suing the U.S. Department of Energy, claiming the federal government owes it almost $38 million in unpaid fees for decontamination work. United States Enrichment Corporation claims the federal government failed to properly reimburse the company for work it did under […]

Nov 14, 2012

In-House Interrogatory

Do you blog as a general counsel? And, if so, how do you decide on the content to include in the blog?

Sep 12, 2012

Ford joins Pinnacle

Bill Ford has joined Pinnacle Communications, a Baltimore marketing and communications firm, to head up creative responsibilities.

Aug 28, 2012

Farms eligible for energy efficiency grants

ANNAPOLIS — State officials say grants of up to -$200,000 are available to Shore farmers looking to upgrade the energy efficiency of their farms. The Maryland Energy Administration says the program is aimed at covering up to 75 percent of the cost associated with increasing insulation, ventilation, irrigation or HVAC upgrades. The Daily Times of […]

Aug 15, 2011

Volvo getting $19M from DOE’s SuperTruck program

HAGERSTOWN — Swedish truck maker Volvo AB says it’s getting $19 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help develop more fuel-efficient tractor-trailers. The company said Monday that the work will be done at its Hagerstown powertrain assembly plant, and Greensboro, N.C., home to Volvo’s technology unit and Mack Trucks brand. The five-year project […]

Aug 11, 2011

Panel says fracking chemicals should be revealed

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A U.S. Department of Energy panel wants energy companies to reveal all the chemicals they use in a drilling technique that has allowed them to reach huge and previously inaccessible deposits of natural gas and paved the way for tens of thousands of new wells but that critics say could poison water […]

Aug 11, 2011

Stevensville company awarded more than $175M in grants from Dept. of Energy

Miltec UV International of Stevensville is among the recipients of more than $175 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies. Miltec, which was awarded $4.4 million, is working on the use of ultraviolet and electron beam curing technology to reduce the cost of […]

Aug 5, 2011

Advanced Technology & Research Corp. introduces solar-powered car charger

Advanced Technology & Research Corp. of Columbia, an engineering and manufacturing firm, will unveil on Monday a solar-powered pole that gives electric-powered car drivers the ability to recharge their vehicles in a very small space. The company’s 18-foot-tall Solar Power Pole is topped with a six-panel solar array that uses ATR’s GPS-based sun-tracking technology. The […]

Aug 1, 2011

Aquilent gets IT contract for Solar Decathlon

Aquilent Inc. of Laurel, a provider of Web-based services to the public sector, said it received an IT services and support contract for Solar Decathlon 2011, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Aquilent is tasked with analyzing, designing, implementing and maintaining specific web-based services to ensure the success of the Solar Decathlon. Financial details […]

Apr 10, 2011

UM solar house enters international contest

COLLEGE PARK — Imagine a house surrounded by manmade wetlands. On one wall, native fruits grow off vines. Inside is a waterfall to promote humidity control, and water runs under the house’s middle to filter storm runoff. That’s the vision of a University of Maryland, College Park team building a solar-powered house for an international […]

Mar 1, 2011

$24B fund for spent nuclear fuel repository unused since ’82

When the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 was enacted, the U.S. Department of Energy began collecting money to create a central repository to store used fuel rods starting in 1998 — at the latest. The Nuclear Waste Fund now has more than $24 billion, but not a single spent fuel rod has been picked […]

Feb 7, 2011

Feds fast-track mid-Atlantic offshore wind energy

NORFOLK, Va. — The U.S. Department of Energy said Monday it intends to spend $50 million to speed the development of offshore wind farms, with a goal of issuing leases off four Atlantic Coast states by the end of the year. The Interior Department said sites along the coasts of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and New […]

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