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April 13, 2010
FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said Monday night he'd like town officials to explore the use of solar or wind power at the sewer treatment plant, and mentioned there is a lot of grant money available to rehabilitate houses. Crampton and Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes attended a March 31 meeting in Crownsville, Md., about Community Development Block Grants, which are federal monies distributed by states. There's a lot of grant money available for housing rehabilitation, Crampton said.
NEWS
January 4, 2009
Coming Monday Wind power: A windmill placed near the entrance of Washington County Technical High School wouldn't produce much energy, but officials say it would provide an alternate education source.
NEWS
April 3, 2010
BOONSBORO - Clean Currents, a Rockville, Md., company that finds clean wind energy at competitive prices for its customers, presented a program March 17 to the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force. Clean Currents offers residents and businesses the ability to purchase as much as 100 percent of their electricity from wind, said Amanda Duzak, the company's residential green power outreach coordinator. Duzak explained how to purchase wind power through Clean Currents by filling out an online form at http://www.
NEWS
January 26, 2008
Maryland faces great challenges with climate change. The recent report from the Maryland Commission on Climate Change echoes longstanding concerns of other reports from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and other credible groups about addressing climate challenges in a meaningful way. As a member of the commission's Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Mitigation Working Group, I want to thank Gov. Martin O'Malley and our political leaders for bold policy recommendations...
NEWS
February 1, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg (Pa.) Area High School FFA placed first in the "Agriculture Technology: Improving Your Environment" demonstration competition at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Eight chapters from around the state designed life-size exhibits to showcase agriculture's role in environmentally friendly technology. Many displays included donated machinery from local dealers, and topics ranged from GPS systems to water and wind power. Judges for the competition were Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Region V Director Eric Cowden, Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators Executive Secretary Gerald Reichard and PennAg Industries Executive Vice President Chris Herr.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 22, 2007
Tower Bancorp GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The board of directors of Tower Bancorp Inc. declared a second quarter cash dividend of 26 cents per share at an April 11 meeting. That is 8.3 percent higher than the 2006 second quarter dividend. The dividend will be paid on May 18 to shareholders of record as of May 1. - Tower Bancorp reported earnings of $1,969,438, or earnings per share of 84 cents, for the quarter ended March 31. Earnings increased by 63 percent, or $759,367, over the first quarter for 2006.
NEWS
by DON AINES | September 29, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - America has a big appetite for foreign oil, but Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty says the state has a plan to add more homegrown energy to its diet. The PennSecurity Fuels Initiative was a project to encourage the use of renewable energy that McGinty outlined during a speech Thursday at Wilson College. The goal is to produce 900 million gallons of transportation fuels a year within the next decade, she said. "We would grow and use the same amount of fuel we currently import from the Persian Gulf," McGinty told a group of about 60 students and area residents.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 17, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- In the last 10 years in the Eastern Panhandle, there have been 4,200 new commercial hookups for electric service. There have been 450 new industrial hookups for power in the last 10 years and 23,000 new residential hookups in that time, said Daniel Larcamp of the Edison Electric Institute, which represents 70 percent of the U.S. electrical power industry. It's part of a trend in the country's increasing appetite for electric power, experts said at a forum Wednesday.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | September 12, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- An estimated 1,700-acre residential and commercial development that would be "bigger than Huntfield" and use alternative energy forms like solar power and wind power is being proposed in the City of Ranson, officials said Thursday. The first mention of the so-called Ranson Green development came during a Jefferson County Commission meeting when Commissioner Greg Corliss said people involved in the project briefed officials on it during a Region 9 planning and development council meeting Wednesday at Ranson City Hall.
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By JONATHAN LESSER | March 21, 2013
With the approval of Maryland's legislature, Gov. Martin O'Malley will soon sign into law new state subsidies to lure power companies to build windmill generators off the coast of Ocean City. The legislation will raise electricity bills, but the added cost is supposed to bring more jobs, cleaner air and, in the words of Gov. O'Malley, “a better, more sustainable future for our children.”  Credit the governor and state lawmakers for such high-minded goals. Unfortunately, the chief “green” benefit from the proposal will be the millions of dollars in subsidies - some explicit and others well-hidden - that will flow to the power companies and their contractors.
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OPINION
September 3, 2012
Some things, on reflection, aren't surprising in the least, but when you hear about them for the first time, it's still a complete shock. I mean, who is really blown away by the revelation in The Washington Post last month that Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is an off-the-grid, bunker-inhabiting, tuna-hoarding survivalist? Of course he is. It all fits. The nightlong rants on C-Span in front of an empty House chamber about Peak Oil. The disappearances for extended periods of time, usually when his presence is being requested to participate in campaign debates.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2012
High winds that have already brought some power outages to the Tri-State area were expected to subside late Friday night, although windy conditions could continue today, forecasters said. Sustained winds out of the west of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph were expected until a high wind advisory expired at midnight Friday, said meteorologist Heather Sheffield of the National Weather Service office in Sterling, Va. “Winds should start to diminish after midnight,” Sheffield said.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 20, 2010
We must promote renewable energy sources To the editor: An open letter to President Obama, U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin, and U.S. Reps. Frank M. Kratovil Jr., C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Donna Edwards, Steny Hoyer, Roscoe Bartlett, Elijah E. Cummings and Chris Van Hollen Jr. I believe that offshore drilling is a major mistake. We need to promote renewable energy such as solar and wind power. This must be done by making solar energy available to every homeowner and landlord in the U.S. I am aware that there are grants and rebates available for converting to renewable energy, but more needs to be done.
NEWS
April 13, 2010
FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said Monday night he'd like town officials to explore the use of solar or wind power at the sewer treatment plant, and mentioned there is a lot of grant money available to rehabilitate houses. Crampton and Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes attended a March 31 meeting in Crownsville, Md., about Community Development Block Grants, which are federal monies distributed by states. There's a lot of grant money available for housing rehabilitation, Crampton said.
NEWS
April 3, 2010
BOONSBORO - Clean Currents, a Rockville, Md., company that finds clean wind energy at competitive prices for its customers, presented a program March 17 to the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force. Clean Currents offers residents and businesses the ability to purchase as much as 100 percent of their electricity from wind, said Amanda Duzak, the company's residential green power outreach coordinator. Duzak explained how to purchase wind power through Clean Currents by filling out an online form at http://www.
NEWS
February 1, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg (Pa.) Area High School FFA placed first in the "Agriculture Technology: Improving Your Environment" demonstration competition at the 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. Eight chapters from around the state designed life-size exhibits to showcase agriculture's role in environmentally friendly technology. Many displays included donated machinery from local dealers, and topics ranged from GPS systems to water and wind power. Judges for the competition were Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Region V Director Eric Cowden, Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators Executive Secretary Gerald Reichard and PennAg Industries Executive Vice President Chris Herr.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | January 28, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- As small, roof-mounted "microturbines" make wind power more accessible to individual households, Hagerstown officials are debating whether to allow them in the city and, if so, how to regulate them. The Hagerstown Planning Commission decided Wednesday to look into adopting state-recommended regulations for appearance, lot size, setbacks, sound levels and ground clearance for wind turbines. Research presented at Wednesday's meeting showed wind turbines probably would not be cost-efficient in the city, where wind is limited and electric rates are already low. Still, commission chair Douglas S. Wright said he foresees them "popping up all over town" on the homes of environmentally conscious residents who don't care about the cost.
NEWS
January 4, 2009
Coming Monday Wind power: A windmill placed near the entrance of Washington County Technical High School wouldn't produce much energy, but officials say it would provide an alternate education source.
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