credit: Michelle P.

Cumberland Working To Remove Damaged Trees

Officials in Cumberland say they’re removing or pruning more than 50 trees that have either been damaged by storms or are at risk of toppling over.


(credit: Thinkstock)

Lower Your Home Electricity Bill

Check out these tips from EcoMedia on how to save electricity at home, which in turn could help you save money.


wind turbines

Wind Power Proposed In Baltimore City Amid Zoning Changes

Laying the groundwork to catch the wind. It’s in a proposal by Baltimore City Councilman James Kraft.


(Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Stay Connected During Hurricane Sandy

When disaster strikes, phone and Internet service often takes a hit, right when it’s needed the most.


BGE storm

Sandy Cuts Power To More Than 210,000 BGE Customers Across Md.

As Maryland gets caught in the crosshairs of Sandy, more than 210,000 BGE customers have lost power.


power lines repair1

Mid-Atlantic Braces For Extended Power Outages

Mid-Atlantic electric utilities, facing the threat of a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy, reached across North America on Friday to secure extra help in restoring power that they said could be out for more than a week because of prolonged high winds and torrential rain.


hardware store hurricane sandy preps

Md. Prepares As Hurricane Sandy Makes Its Way To The Mid-Atlantic

The East Coast is on alert as a powerful hurricane churns in the Atlantic Ocean. Concerns are growing that Sandy and a second storm could collide and form a super storm. In Maryland, folks are keeping an eye on the storm’s path and getting ready for the worst.



O’Malley Discusses Surcharge To Help Prevent Power Outages

Governor Martin O’Malley takes a step toward improving utility service–at a cost to customers. The governor would allow BGE and Pepco to collect a surcharge from ratepayers to help prevent power outages.


wind turbines

Johns Hopkins Get $6M To Improve Wind Farm Design

Johns Hopkins University says it will lead an international team of researchers studying how to improve wind farm design.


wind power

Washington, D.C. Government 100 Percent Wind Powered

Washington schools, firehouses, police stations and city offices are now 100 percent wind powered.



Last Day For Comments On ‘Derecho’ Storm To PSC

It’s the last day for Maryland residents to submit comments about electric companies’ handling of the “derecho” storm in June that caused days of power outages.


power lines repair3

Crews Restoring Power Throughout Region

Crews are making progress in restoring power to those affected by severe storms that blew through the mid-Atlantic region.