Experts Appointed to Identify Priorities and Strategies for Maryland’s Advanced Energy Economy

The Maryland Clean Energy Center color logo

Energy professionals to share diverse experiences and sector perspectives as part of the 2023 MCEC Advisory Council The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) has appointed 61 individuals to serve on its 2023 Advisory Council. The Council draws input from collaborative groups to advise MCEC in achieving its mission. “Maryland set aggressive goals for carbon emissions…

Read More

Wade Haerle is a Longtime Economic Development Leader and the New Director for the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

The Maryland Energy Innovation Center color logo

Haerle brings over 30 years of experience with energy and renewables to lead innovation with MEIA After working with 37 startups, leading to the creation of five new companies and the acceleration of 10 already existing, the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) now welcomes Wade Haerle as the new Director. MEIA is a venture development…

Read More

Inflation Reduction Act Sets Stage for Massive Investment in Clean Energy

green tinted Image with calculator, pen, spreadsheet, and graphs

As the single largest clean energy investment in American history, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is poised to trigger a decade of heightened investment, production and innovation that could transform the energy sector, according to multiple analysts. The IRA includes $370 billion of climate and clean energy investments which are geared to cut U.S. greenhouse…

Read More

Wood Energy Fuel Supply Analysis Funded by Rural Maryland Council

A partnership between the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Counciland Maryland Clean Energy Center to research wood energy in the state As Maryland explores opportunities to increase the usage of renewable wood energy throughout the state, the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council (WM RC&D) and the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) have…

Read More

Maryland Advances Biomass Wood Energy Solutions

$25,000 awarded from the Maryland Agricultural Education & Rural DevelopmentAssistance Fund grant to conduct in-person, on-site education efforts Maryland continues to search for ways to develop and expand its existing renewable energy portfolio. Thermal wood energy is beginning to gain traction and attention across the state as a sustainable alternative to traditional heat sources such…

Read More

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…

Read More

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

The Maryland Clean Energy Center color logo

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…

Read More

Commission, Activists Aim to Improve Environmental Justice in Maryland

The Maryland Clean Energy Center color logo

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…

Read More

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

The Maryland Clean Energy Center color logo

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…

Read More

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…

Read More