Wind turbines could be generating as much as a third of the region's electricity in the near future.
The stars are beginning to line up and 2013 might be the year when Maryland finally embarks on a project to develop wind power off its Atlantic coastline.
The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $3.3 million contract to conduct a high-resolution geophysical survey of the offshore area in question.
Plans for a project like this one have been talked about for several years. The U.S. Department of the Interior said a year ago that federal impact studies indicated there would be no significant environmental impact in the areas of the mid-Atlantic coast - 17 miles offshore - where the ...