Current Energy News
February 4, 2014
- Shop Maryland energy weekend Feb. 15-17
The Frederick News-Post - Marylanders can take advantage of Shop Maryland Energy, a tax-free weekend on select Energy Star appliances Feb. 15 through Feb. 17.
January 28, 2014
- State officials push for offshore wind farm
The Daily Times - During a meeting with the House Appropriations Committee last week, representatives from several agencies discussed how they are working to implement what could become the country’s first offshore wind farm.
January 20, 2014
- Washington College, local officals launch ShorePower project
The Star Democrat - Easton has joined three other county seats in following an energy reduction initiative that is being spearheaded by Washington College and a local environmental group
December 17, 2013
- Wind leases off Maryland coast proposed
The Baltimore Sun - Federal officials announced plans Tuesday to auction the rights to build industrial wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic coast...
October 24, 2013
- Governors Announce Bold Initiative to Put 3.3 Million Zero-Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025
Governor O’Malley and governors from seven other states today announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years.
August 19, 2013
- Maryland Launches Grant Program for Backup Power at Fuel Stations
In an effort to help Maryland consumers avoid widespread fuel outages in the event of an energy emergency, the state has made available $1.7 million to help service stations install backup power generation.
March 22, 2013
- Green Job Growth Outpaced All Other Industries 2010-2011
The Huffington Post - For people looking to put their finances in the black, a new report suggests they may be wise to look green.
March 2, 2013
- Owings Mills senator, gas company clash over pipeline in Baltimore County
The Baltimore Sun - A Baltimore County senator is engaged in a bitter public clash with a giant energy company over its plans to build an underground natural gas pipeline that would run through land alongside his Owings Mills home and through the yards of many of his neighbors.
March 1, 2013
- Offshore wind bill expected to pass soon
The Dispatch - A future offshore wind energy farm, proposed as close as 10 miles off the coast of Ocean City, inched closer to reality this week with the anticipated passage by the entire state Senate now the only stumbling block from a legislative standpoint.
- Young envisions Frederick as 'Emerald City'
The Frederick News-Post - Sen. Ron Young envisions an Emerald City springing up in the heart of Frederick County, bringing visitors from far and wide to stay in a self-sustaining hotel and marvel over homes without energy bills.
Feb. 28, 2013
- Big turnout for energy fair
Patch.com - More than 100 people learned about ways they could make their homes more energy efficient during a special energy fair held last night at the Hyattsville Municipal Building on Gallatin Street.
- Inadequate roads cost Md. $6.2B in wasted time and fuel, report finds
WTOP - As Maryland roads get more congested, a new report finds inadequate roads are costing $6.2 billion annually in operating costs, lost time in traffic and wasted fuel.
Feb. 27, 2013
- Officials gather for green occasion
Southern Maryland Newspapers Online - Following a Maryland tradition begun by Colonial settlers on the Eastern Shore of harnessing the wind’s energy to generate power, Charles County installed a 12-kilowatt vertical axis wind turbine at the Crain Memorial Welcome Center in Newburg on Tuesday.
- Plan would cut greenhouse gas emissions around Northeast
Southern maryland newspapers Online - A new proposal would tighten the cap on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by 40 percent in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast region.
Feb. 26, 2013
- O'Malley's wind bill clears Senate hurdle
CapitalGazette.com - The Senate’s Finance Committee approved a revised version of the bill, 7-4, sending it to the full chamber.
- Offshore wind bill emerges from key committee
The Baltimore Sun - On its third try in three years, Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to spur development of an offshore wind farm off the coast of Ocean City won the approval of a key committee Tuesday night, setting the stage for what is expected to be easy passage on the Senate floor.
- Energy upgrades available for homeowners in 14 Prince George’s County municipalities
Gazette.net - Landover Hills resident Dottie Fratturelli, 66, estimates she and her fiance save about $50 a month on energy bills thanks to more than $3,100 in free energy upgrades she received from a state grant program last year.
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