President Obama visited Prince George's Community College in Largo on Thursday.
President Barack Obama spoke Thursday morning about gas prices, energy initiatives and job training at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) in Largo. According to Capital News Service, people started lining up at the college as early as 4:30 a.m. to see Obama and more than 1,000 heard him speak at Novak Field House. Obama touched on high gas prices and said that drilling is not the solution, according to WJZ. He reportedly told the crowd at PGCC that he will focus on new energy sources and fuel efficiency in cars. Part of Obama's speech focused on the role of community colleges in partnering with businesses to offer job training. The Gazette reported that Obama spoke highly of the weatherization program at PGCC.
Maryland lawmakers grapple with the pros and cons of offshore wind farms.
Friday, December 16, 2011
ANNAPOLIS – Maryland lawmakers are preparing to resume debate on one of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s major green initiatives, an offshore wind energy bill that stalled during the last legislative session amid concerns about the cost to utility companies and their customers. The bill would have subsidized the construction of between 80 and 200 wind turbines 12 miles off the coast of Ocean City by obligating the state’s four investor-owned utilities — Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., Allegheny Power, Delmarva Power and Pepco — to buy offshore wind energy for 25 years. As a potential alternative, Maryland officials have studied the approach adopted in New Jersey, which will meet its renewable energy mandate through “offshore wind renewable energy …