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Opponents Of Fracking In Md. Say Process Causes Health, Environmental Problems

Tapping into natural gas supplies by fracking has brought promise to energy independence, and some say, real problems for those who live next door to the process.

09/12/2012

Dishwasher

Cut Back On Energy Use By Letting Dishes Dry Naturally

A more energy-efficient way to run your dishwasher. Wash only full loads and use the shortest cycle that will get your dishes clean.

08/03/2012

Pepco

Pepco Asking Customers To Conserve Energy Friday

Pepco is asking its customers to conserve energy as high temperatures descend on the Washington area. The utility announced that it is asking customers to conserve energy on Friday because of forecasted high temperatures.

08/02/2012

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8 Ways To Cool Down Your Home Without Air Conditioning

Think an air conditioner is the only way to keep your home cool? Think again.

08/01/2012

Electricity Lines

Potomac Edison Says 72,700 Lost Power In Storm

Potomac Edison says 72,700 of its 251,000 customers lost power during the summer storms that knocked out power to more than a million in Maryland.

07/30/2012

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O’Malley Gives Advisers 60 Days To Research Ways To Improve Md. Electrical System

Sixty days. That’s how long Gov. Martin O’Malley is giving state energy advisers to figure out a plan to improve Maryland’s electrical system. It comes following a series of storms that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands.

07/26/2012

wind power

Groups Write Obama Supporting Offshore Wind

Environment Maryland says more than 215 groups have written to the Obama administration supporting development of offshore wind power.

07/24/2012

solar energy

Caroline County Schools To Get Solar Power System

Three solar power systems will help provide electricity for schools on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

06/27/2012

BGE

BGE Prepares For Consecutive Days Of Extreme Heat In Central Md.

Baltimore Gas and Electric is preparing for consecutive days of extremely high temperatures – nearing 100 degrees – throughout its central Maryland service area this week.

06/20/2012

Natural gas, gas drilling

Md. Town Holding Hearing On Gas Compressor Plan

The Myersville Planning Commission is set to hear a dispute over a proposed natural-gas compressor station.

06/20/2012

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Ceiling Fans: Cut Energy Costs & Stay Cool

Ceiling fans have the capability of creating a comfortable and inviting space. Turn on the fan and turn off the A/C.

06/15/2012

internet

Cloud, Web Hold Potential For Large Energy Savings

A new report from a Washington-based nonprofit says technology and the Internet hold the potential for large energy savings by networking homes, buildings, factories, transportation systems and other energy users.

06/05/2012

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