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.
In the days before a large fire closed Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge for 24 days in September, crews working on the $80-million bridge rehabilitation squelched two minor fires, according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration documents obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette under the Freedom of Information Act.