Announcing the 2022 Speaker Series

The Maryland Clean Energy Center’s Connecting to the Energy Economy Speaker Series brings together speakers and stakeholders, with a focus on current events in the evolving energy economy. The 2022 series will feature weekly webinar programs from September 13 – October 25, highlighting a wide range of topics: Environmental Justice in the Energy Sector Energy…

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MCEC Enters Procurement and Technical Support MOU to Assist Baltimore County with Meeting Energy and Sustainability Goals

Earlier this month, MCEC entered into a Procurement and Technical Support MOU with Baltimore County to assist with increasing the County’s ability to evaluate, prioritize and meet energy and sustainability goals. MCEC offers neutral third party technical and financing capability to help partners implement energy measures efficiently, and has the capacity to facilitate procurement as…

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Commission, Activists Aim to Improve Environmental Justice in Maryland

It’s a straightforward concept but covers a long and hefty list of issues. Environmental justice is defined simply as the right of all people – regardless of race, color, national origin or income – to enjoy equal levels of environmental protection. But consider the range of conditions that can undermine that equality: industrial facilities that…

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$10.3M Energy Performance Contract Moves Morgan State University Closer to Master Plan Sustainability Goals

MCEC and Siemens Support MSU Efforts to Reduce Energy Consumption at Hughes Stadium and Key Campus Facilities Morgan State University (MSU) continues to accelerate its efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive campus-wide master energy and sustainability plan. Through a partnership with the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), MSU recently closed a $10,343,339 tax-exempt Energy…

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New Clean Energy Advantage Loan Program offers Maryland residents convenient and affordable financing for home energy improvements

Low-cost, Maryland PSC approved, program offers loans with 0% financing for 12 months, and reduced interest rates. Maryland residents now have a new option for financing home energy improvement projects. The Maryland Clean Energy Center and the Montgomery County Green Bank have launched the Clean Energy Advantage (CEA) Loan Program, authorized by the Maryland Public…

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Share your thoughts on MD’s Advanced Energy Market

Take the 2022 Advanced Energy Market Assessment Survey to share your thoughts how the Maryland Clean Energy Center can best support Maryland’s advanced energy industry in the coming years. Your input will help to identify priorities for the development and implementation of resources, investments, policies, and partnerships as the Center continues work towards its mission…

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Abacus Property Solutions Selected as New MD-PACE Program Administrator

Abacus Property Solutions, LLC (Abacus) was recently selected by the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) as the new administrator for the Maryland Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (MD-PACE) Program. The selection was made following a competitive procurement process, including a Request for Qualifications issued by MCEC over the summer. As an instrumentality of state, MCEC…

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New Smart Energy Investments with Bottom-Line Benefits Program for Rural Maryland Businesses and Farms

A new initiative is aiming to provide farms, forestry operations, manufacturers, Main Street businesses and other rural companies with greater access to energy-saving expertise and related funding in order to improve their bottom lines. The Rural Maryland Council (RMC-MAERDAF) has awarded grant funds for a Capacity Building Project developed by three collaborators: FEWSS Project (Forest…

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Uncommon Partnership and Advocacy Delivers Breakthrough in Pollution Reduction

Production and use of a ‘super pollutant’ commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment is about to experience dramatic reductions thanks to a years-long advocacy effort and an uncommon partnership between environmentalists and industrialists. This fall, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule that will phase down U.S. production and use of…

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Impact of COVID-19 On the Popularity of Sustainable Goods

Consumers are now realizing the importance of buying sustainable products, and have started shifting decisions about purchases to place an importance on buying environmentally friendly products. Despite supply shortages and overall panic-induced buying during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers seem to be more concerned about the environment, based on trends from purchase decisions. The pandemic encouraged…

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