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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
A planned Southern Maryland power plant that was to be built with state help — an arrangement that set off an industry fight — landed financing Friday to start construction despite a court ruling quashing the assistance. Silver Spring-based Competitive Power Ventures and its partners said they received financing from 15 lenders, including GE Energy Financial Services, which anchored the effort. Major construction on the $775 million Waldorf plant is expected to start in September.
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October 7, 2014
It is time to plug the loopholes for coal-fired power plants in Maryland ( "New coal plant pollution controls eyed," Sept. 13). A report by the Maryland Department of the Environment found that many of the coal fired power plants in Maryland had not used their pollution controls continuously. If the Brandon Shores and Wagner plants had used their controls continuously in 2012, they could have cut nitrous oxide emissions by 2,000 tons. So what's the problem with nitrous oxide?
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By Timothy B. Wheeler | February 20, 2010
A new smokestack is not usually cause for celebration among environmentalists. But the 400-foot stack spouting white clouds at Brandon Shores power plant represents a quantum leap in cleaning Baltimore's air, not another source of pollution. Constellation Energy has just completed work on $875 million worth of pollution "scrubbers" at its 26-year-old coal-fired power plant on the Patapsco River. One of the plant's two steam-generating units resumed operation with the new air-quality controls in December, and the second is cranking up now. The white clouds rising from the stack are almost entirely water vapor.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Maryland is in the running for a data storage center with its own sizable power plant, a project planned for the University of Delaware until officials there spiked it amid an uproar over its scale and potential effect on the community. The Data Centers LLC said it's looking in Cecil County and elsewhere in Maryland as well as in Delaware and five other states. The company, which goes by TDC, eventually hopes to build two to three of the projects a year. Now, though, TDC is hunting for land for its inaugural project — which has proved harder to launch than the Pennsylvania firm anticipated.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | December 29, 2011
Maybe moving out of Harborplace was the best thing that ever happened to Phillips. The Sunday review is of Phillips in its new Power Plant home, where it appears to have settled in very nicely. Whether or not you intend to go to Phillips, you'll be happy to know that visitors to Baltimore are being treated well at Phillips, which serves as Baltimore's de facto orientation center for Chesapeake seafood. I liked the new Phillips. I just wish they'd dim the lighting, which look like they've been pushed up to the surgical setting.
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Lorraine Mirabella | May 22, 2012
 Candy retailer The Best of Luck Candy & Gifts has moved to larger quarters at Power Plant in downtown Baltimore, next to Phillips Seafood. The Inner Harbor store, which specializes in bulk and nostalgia candy, gift baskets and custom favors, is double the size of the former location in Harbor East, with entrances on Pratt Street and the Power Plant promenade.  Besides candy such as Blow Pops, Pop Rocks and Charleston Chews, the store sells...
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | November 14, 2009
J ohn L. Edler, a retired utility company executive whose career with Baltimore Gas and Electric and later Constellation Energy spanned four decades, died of a cardiac arrest Nov. 4 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He was 70 and lived in Bel Air. Mr. Edler, the son of an Esskay worker and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Canton. The day after graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1957, Mr. Edler began his BGE career, working as a draftsman.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2011
Phillips Seafood at the Power Plant will open on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. in its new Power Plant location. Phillips will occupy the 15,000-square-foot first floor of the former ESPN Zone space, a short move from its longtime Harborplace home. The iconic Maryland seafood restaurant ended its 31-year tenure in the Light Street Pavilion after the Sunday on Sept 18. Phillips has named Brian Fountain as general manager of the Power Plant location. Fountain, who has been the general manager of Phillips' Atlantic City location for the past three years, has been blogging on the restaurant's pre-opening progress.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2011
Cordish Cos. CEO David Cordish will share a "major" Power Plant announcement at a press conference scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The announcement could either confirm or put an end to the speculation that Phillips Seafood will be moving into ESPN space at the Power Plant. The press conference is, however, scheduled two hours before plans for exterior renovations to the Power Plant for Phillips were scheduled to be presented to the city's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel.
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Lorraine Mirabella | May 22, 2012
 Candy retailer The Best of Luck Candy & Gifts has moved to larger quarters at Power Plant in downtown Baltimore, next to Phillips Seafood. The Inner Harbor store, which specializes in bulk and nostalgia candy, gift baskets and custom favors, is double the size of the former location in Harbor East, with entrances on Pratt Street and the Power Plant promenade.  Besides candy such as Blow Pops, Pop Rocks and Charleston Chews, the store sells...
NEWS
August 29, 2014
Commentator Dan Ervin's recent discussion of the region's need for nuclear power argues that green alternatives such as wind and solar power can't adequately meet our energy needs ( "The nuclear option Aug. 26). He goes on to describe how green nuclear power is and how it won't contribute to global warming by contributing to carbon dioxide emissions. OK, I'll buy that. But isn't one of the most established facts about global warming the rise in sea levels we've already experience right here in the Chesapeake Bay?
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
A planned Southern Maryland power plant that was to be built with state help — an arrangement that set off an industry fight — landed financing Friday to start construction despite a court ruling quashing the assistance. Silver Spring-based Competitive Power Ventures and its partners said they received financing from 15 lenders, including GE Energy Financial Services, which anchored the effort. Major construction on the $775 million Waldorf plant is expected to start in September.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2014
The project seemed simple enough - build a waste-to-energy plant on the Eastern Shore fueled by poultry manure, keeping it from flushing into and polluting the bay, while creating green jobs and boosting Maryland's fledgling renewable energy industry But 18 months after it was heralded by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the $75 million project has been stymied after prospective sites and a potential partnership fell through. Now state officials are weighing giving Green Planet Power Solutions, the California-based company chosen to build the 13.4-megawatt plant, a nearly $35 million subsidy on top of what the state previously agreed to pay for its power.
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By Joe Garonzik | July 11, 2014
While Maryland is well positioned for complying with Environmental Protection Agency's preliminary carbon regulations, mandating a 30 percent nationwide reduction in CO2 emissions from power plants by 2030, those proposed regulations by themselves will do nothing for the dismal air quality of the Baltimore metro area because we're already largely in compliance. Instead of the federal CO2 standard, we must focus on the state level to eliminate the toxic pollutants nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
UPDATE:   Power Plant Live will host another free watch party for Team USA's match against Belgium today. Doors open at 3 p.m., and the same specials that were offered for last week's game against Germany (see below) will apply today. The game starts at 4 p.m. ------------------------  Looking for a good view of the United States men's national team's match against Germany on Thursday? Power Plant Live's watch party could do the trick. Starting at 11 a.m., fans can find a spot to watch the match (scheduled to begin at noon)
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
The owner of a planned power plant in Fairfield faces millions of dollars in fines and has been ordered to halt construction because company officials didn't buy enough emissions credits to offset air pollution the facility is expected to emit, according to state officials. Maryland Department of the Environment officials could fine Energy Answers International, the New York-based company that is building the plant, more than $8 million for the violation — $25,000 for each day since it began construction last August.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional an arrangement approved by state regulators to allow construction of a new power plant in Southern Maryland, an effort to increase locally produced electricity before tight supply causes reliability problems. By setting the price that the plant's operator would receive for wholesale electricity over 20 years, Maryland's Public Service Commission tried to pre-empt federal authority, the decision found. That violated the supremacy clause of the Constitution, which states that federal law wins out in cases where state law conflicts.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2011
After more than 30 years in its original Inner Harbor location, Phillips has moved two piers east and will open the doors of its new location in the Power Plant 4 p.m. today. Lunch service begins on Monday, Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. The Phillips folks shared some photographs of the new Phillips with us. You can see them all on the restaurant's Facebook page. Here's how the press release describes the interior. I saw it with my own eyes, and can vouch for it. It's a radical departure from the Harborplace but nothing feels forced or gimmicky.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
A U.S. Court of Appeals panel has upheld a decision that Maryland strayed into federal-only territory when it tried to jump start construction of a power plant with subsidies. The Maryland Public Service Commission, concerned about reliability problems if more power plants aren't built, struck a deal for ratepayers to subsidize a natural gas-fired facility in Waldorf any time the wholesale price for its electricity fell below a certain level. The plant was slated to open next year.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
When the Obama administration unveils its plan today for fighting climate change by clamping down on power plant emissions, it will try to get the rest of the nation to join an effort already underway in Maryland and a number of other states. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy is expected to announce rules under the Clean Air Act to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single largest source of climate-warming emissions in the United States.
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