Wood Energy Becomes Attractive Option for Growing Number of Large Facilities

As Maryland works toward its decarbonization goals, clean energy advocates – and some foresters – insist wood energy could become a significant clean source of thermal energy in the state and stoke the creation of more clean energy jobs. “This is a really significant opportunity for Maryland. Wood energy could complement other clean energy sources…

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MD-PACE Financing Stronger Communities

How a recent legislative update will unlock resiliency for Maryland A landmark amendment, passed in March, promises to make Maryland one of the most innovative locations for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy financing (C-PACE) in the country. Currently active in Washington, D.C. and 26 states including Maryland, C-PACE provides property owners and developers access to…

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Ways to Realistically Achieve Sustainability Goals

Chances are your company has made commitments to environmental sustainability, but do you truly understand what they are? Do you know how to address them – or even where to start? For organizations, energy sustainability means being able to meet corporate efficiency goals through strategic solutions, including renewable energy options and energy efficiency initiatives. These…

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Maryland Needs Nuclear Power to Meet its Clean Energy Goals

Maryland is at a crossroads when it comes to its energy future. The damage caused by burning fossil fuels is already at our doorsteps in Maryland and can be felt around the country. In the US, air pollution is responsible for around 100,000 premature deaths each year and costs the U.S. $1 trillion per year.…

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College Graduates Struggle Seeking Employment Mid-pandemic

Young job seekers entering the workforce are facing a new challenge after the COVID-19 pandemic made a severe impact on their education and life. Prior to COVID, college students were able to have the normal college experience of going to packed lecture halls excited to learn, socializing, and making connections, while simultaneously pursing sports and…

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Work Group Reviews, Reimagines EmPOWER Maryland Programs

Tasked with a sweeping, detailed and vital task, 170 participants in the Future Programming Work Group have dug into a nine-month plan to review and propose revisions to the operations of EmPOWER Maryland. The Work Group – which includes representatives from utilities, state and local governments, energy-focused organizations and individual companies – began holding weekly…

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What is Solar Oysters?

What is powered by the sun, provides nutrition, but decreases nutrients? Someday you might hear this question asked on Jeopardy, and you’ll want to be ready with the answer, “What is Solar Oysters?” Solar Oysters, LLC, a member of the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, offers an automated aquaculture system that can generate valuable protein, generate nutrient…

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Manta Biofuel Wins MEIA Pitch Event

Manta Biofuel Wins $1,000 prize from Maryland Department of Commerce at Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator Pitch Event Owings Mills-based Manta Biofuel was named the Grand Prize winner of the pitch competition during the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) 2021 Pitch Competition Finale, held on June 16. The virtual event was the culmination of months of…

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