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Offshore Wind

After years of legal hurdles and local opposition, the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is moving forward off the coast of Cape Cod. Maryland is getting into the act, recently passing legislation to help develop an offshore wind project planned for Ocean City.


Could An 'Artificial Leaf' Fuel Your Car?

Right now, solar panels make electricity. But a team of engineers in California wants to take solar energy one step further. They're trying to create a device that uses sunlight to make a liquid fuel that goes in our gas tanks.

Natural Gas Gives Maine Paper Plant A Competitive Edge

Energy companies are using a drilling technique known as fracking to extract natural gas underground. Many people raise questions about the environmental impact, but there is no doubt fracking has produced lots of natural gas and driven down the price. That has led energy-hungry manufacturers to build plants in fracking hot spots like Texas and Pennsylvania. But even in old factories — far from the drilling or even the pipelines — cheap natural gas is providing a competitive edge.

This Building Is Supergreen. Will It Be Copied?

The Bullitt Foundation's new Seattle headquarters, billed as the world's "greenest" building, is designed to be entirely self-sustaining. The developers hope it can inspire others to build this way.
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Regulators To Hear Pepco's Rate Hike Request

The utility company wants to add $7 a month to the average residential bill.

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Waste-to-Energy: A Wise Or Risky Plan For Dealing With Trash?

Residents of Frederick County, Md. sound off on plans to build a "waste-to-energy" facility to help alleviate a landfill space crunch.


Could Wind Turbines Be Toxic To The Ear?

Critics argue that wind turbine syndrome is a fictional malady perpetuated by people angered by the wind turbines in their communities. Now ear, nose and throat experts are finally weighing in on whether it could be real.