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Utility Crews Making Headway, But Not Fast Enough

Utility crews are struggling to catch up with a backlog of millions of people without electricity for a fourth hot day.


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4 Nursing Homes Without Air Conditioning

The residents of four nursing homes in Maryland are feeling the heat, because they are still without air conditioning in the aftermath of last week’s storm.


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Baltimore & Anne Arundel Counties Survey Storm Damage, Begin Cleanup

Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for the power to come back on after this weekend’s deadly storm sent trees crashing to the ground and cutting power lines. Now, there’s widespread damage.


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Heat Advisory In Effect In Md.; Officials Warn Residents To Remain Cool & Conserve Energy

Extreme heat hits Maryland. A heat advisory is in effect through Thursday and people are doing all they can to stay cool.


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How To Save Money While Staying Cool This Summer

With temperatures on the rise, many of you are cranking up your air conditioners.


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Baltimore Co. Parents Offer To Pay For School’s Air Conditioning; Officials Say No

A generous offer from some Baltimore County parents is rejected by school leaders. They offered to pay for air conditioning at their child’s school.


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Franchot Criticizes Baltimore County Over Spending

State Comptroller Peter Franchot is criticizing Baltimore County leaders for not using $7 million in school construction funds to air-condition schools.


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Thieves Target Air Conditioning Units For Metals

Washington County authorities say thieves are targeting outdoor air conditioning units for their valuable metals.



Baltimore Co. Schools Without Air Conditioning

Summer temperatures may be winding down, but the battle over air conditioning in Baltimore County schools is heating up. Parents complain too many schools turn into ovens when the mercury rises.


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World Solar Challenge: 1,900 Miles, Much Sun, No Air Conditioning

The reality of driving 1,900 miles across Australia may not be exactly what was presented in the 1996 movie, Race the Sun, a romanticized comedy-drama based on a high-school team that competed in the 1990 […]



BGE Sorry For Long AC Shutoffs During Heat Wave

The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company is apologizing for long air conditioning shutoffs during a heat wave in late July.



Heat Helps Trigger BGE Energy-Saving Program

This week’s extreme heat and a transformer problem triggered the first “emergency event” in four years for Baltimore Gas and Electric’s energy-saving program that allows the utility to turn off participants’ heating and air conditioning units when demand is the highest.