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By LISA PREJEAN | July 9, 2010
Imagine that you are walking along the shore of a lake. As you gaze across the water, several stately windmills catch your eye. If you had to guess where you were, what would be your first choice? Ah, the tulip-lined fields of Holland? Yeah, that's probably what I'd say, too. But these windmills don't look like the storybook kind with latticework arms seeming to welcome all who pass by. These windmills serve an important purpose, and their streamlined, modern design seems to boast of that very fact.
September 28, 2008
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week there were three poll questions. The first question was: Do you think steps being taken to stabilize the U.S. financial system will succeed? "The taxpayers (now or our grandchildren) will be paying for a long time to try to reimburse banks, etc., for losses they incurred because they issued loans that they knew wouldn't be repaid.
December 14, 2009
As part of its new Alternative Energy Technology Program, Hagerstown Community College's Technology and Computer Studies Division will offer a three-credit course this spring called Introduction to Alternative Energy. The course will introduce students to the various types of alternative and renewable energy available in today's global market. Students will learn the basics about different types of energy, such as solar, wind, biofuel, solar thermal, geothermal, magnetism, pressure and mechanical energy.
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | October 8, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Wind blowing off the Atlantic coast and methane produced by decomposing garbage could be future sources of energy in Washington County. Both options were presented Tuesday to the Washington County Commissioners, who have scheduled a series of meetings over the next few weeks with companies that specialize in alternative energy sources. Curtis Engine and Equipment Inc., which builds engines to capture methane from landfills, and Bluewater Wind, which is working to build offshore windmill parks, pitched their products to the County Commissioners and talked about ways governments can reduce reliance on traditional sources of energy.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 14, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito on Friday helped celebrate completion of streetscape improvements in the Town of Bath that she helped bring to fruition with $200,000 in federal money. "...I am proud to have earmarked the money in the bill that comes right directly to the Town of Bath and makes the improvement that you actually want to see, rather than leaving the decisions in Washington or in Philadelphia or wherever the regional offices are that make these decisions," the Republican congresswoman told a crowd gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the corner of Fairfax and Wilkes streets.
By DON AINES | | December 18, 2010
Alternative energy companies and applications are beginning to generate electricity and jobs in the Tri-State area and, while those technologies will not replace traditional energy sources in the near term, Hagerstown Community College is betting the future for people who can design, install and service those systems is bright. "I work in finance, but I've been interested in this for a long time. Clean energy makes sense," said Chris Mumma of Hagerstown, who stopped by HCC's Valley Mall Center on Saturday to check out windmills, solar panels and other displays for the college's Alternative Energy Technology Program open house.
by PEPPER BALLARD | November 4, 2006
HALFWAY - With popped hoods to hybrid cars outstretched before him, U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett told a group gathered Friday at Valley Mall that the country is in an "Indian summer of oil," and should look more closely at alternative fuels. During what was dubbed "The 1st Annual Hybrid Car Show in Hagerstown," Bartlett, R-Md., said the price of oil has been down, but it will rise again. He said hybrids and other vehicles that run on alternative fuels will help Americans become less dependent on oil. "It's not that we're running out of oil," he said.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | August 28, 2013
Immigration, the farm bill and alternative energy were among the topics members of the agricultural community asked U.S. Rep. John Delaney about on Wednesday night. About 40 people, including Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance, attended the event held at Rinehart Orchards' packing house, north of Smithsburg. J.D. Rinehart, owner and operator of the orchards, said he has employed 28 legal workers from Mexico this year to help with the harvest, picking peaches and apples.
August 1, 2011
Hagerstown Community College will host the Go Green, Save Green Expo on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Valley Mall in Hagerstown. The expo is an educational forum that will feature several energy-efficient, renewable energy and recycling businesses from the Tri-State area. Businesses will have the opportunity to give two 15-minute presentations on their products, with an emphasis on the cost-saving benefits of alternative- energy technology. HCC's Alternative Energy Technology Program also will be featured.
August 26, 2011
Hagerstown Community College announces that Zebulon Hull of Hancock is the first student in HCC's Alternative Energy Technology (AET) program to intern at a renewable energy company. Although he had taken classes previously at the college, Hull, 27, decided to enroll full time in fall 2010 once he learned of HCC's new AET program. Hull said he became interested in alternative energy sources after high school when he learned more about the rising costs of energy and the negative impact that fossil fuels have on the environment.
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