Officials in Maryland paved the way last week for what they are calling the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind projects. The Maryland Public Service Commission granted offshore wind renewable energy credits, otherwise known as ORECs, to two proposed wind projects with a combined value of $2.09 billion.
More than 200 emergency responders battled a large fire at a construction site in College Park, Md. on Monday. Causing approximately $39 million in damages, the fire at the wood-framed apartment complex is the largest “suppression effort and the highest fire loss estimate” in the history of the Prince George County, according to fire department officials.