Temperatures in the poorly insulated kitchen of Baltimore resident Maraizu Onyenaka varied more than 20 degrees this winter, according to sensors installed in her home by Capital News Service reporters. Keeping the cold out of old Baltimore rowhouses is tough — and expensive, even for homeowners with good jobs.
Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant was listed as one of almost 40 nuclear reactors across the U.S. that is at risk of closing early, according to a new report from the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School. The lone commercial nuclear power plant in Maryland might be on its way to early retirement for primarily economic reasons, the report’s author said. A spokeswoman for Constellation Energy Nuclear Group said there are no plans to retire the plant early.
BGE officials at a temporary regional command center in Odenton briefed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Tuesday on their efforts to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes in central Maryland after Tropical Storm Irene passed through. Darryl Stokes, BGE vice president for engineering, told Brown that they hope to have electricity back for most customers by the end of the day Friday.