Climate Technology Founder’s Fund Will Accelerate Economic Opportunities and Carbon Reduction Solutions for Maryland

Maryland Clean Energy Center – Climate Technology Founder’s Fund (SB0960) was among the 275 bills signed into law by Governor Moore, yesterday. By establishing the Climate Technology Founder’s Fund, Maryland will be better positioned to invest in the start-up companies looking to advance exciting new cleantech and climate tech solutions. This is a critical resource…

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Vice President Harris Announces Inflation Reduction Act Provisions at Coppin State University

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MCEC staff, board, and advisory council members were in attendance at Coppin State University (CSU), earlier this month, to hear Vice President Kamala Harris share details about provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act that will combat climate change and create a stronger clean energy economy. Anthony Jenkins, President of Coppin State University, opened the program…

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2023 Legislative Reception Put Workforce Development and Climate Justice in the Foreground

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Last month, The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) hosted the 2023 Legislative Reception: People Power for Decarbonization, in a hybrid format. The program brought together clean energy and economic development professionals, regulators, legislators, and community leaders focused on strategies for implementation to achieve Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goals. MCEC also announced the release of…

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Support the 2023 Legislative Reception

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A limited number of event sponsorships available, now. Your support demonstrates the diversity and reach of the energy industry sector in Maryland to policymakers. Sponsorships support MCEC Policy Watch activities and related initiatives. Download the Event Sponsorship Prospectus The 2023 MCEC Legislative Reception will be held on February 23, from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM,…

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Inflation Reduction Act Sets Stage for Massive Investment in Clean Energy

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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…

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Wood Energy Fuel Supply Analysis Funded by Rural Maryland Council

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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…

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Session Summary Report: MCEC Policy Watch 2022

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Maryland’s 188 State Representatives opened the 444th Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly with COVID-19 protocols. While relaxed from the previous gathering of legislators, adjustments to floor sessions and committee hearings continued with presiding officers convening their members in person with pro-forma sessions held frequently during the early weeks. The Chambers offered designated seats…

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2021 Maryland General Assembly Special Session Summary Update

Maryland legislators took their seats in chambers on Monday, December 6, for the 2021 Special Legislative Session. Their mission included the debate of Redistricting Maps and the selection of a State Treasurer to replace retiring Nancy Kopp, who has served in the position since February 2002. With the return to chambers, the Maryland Constitution requires…

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Limited Sponsor Ops Available for 2022 Legislative Reception

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MCEC needs your support to stay on target for the 2022 Maryland Legislative Session! Your sponsorship demonstrates the diversity and reach of the energy industry sector in Maryland to policymakers. The 2022 MCEC Legislative Reception will be held in a hybrid format to allow for in-person networking and remote attendees to hear from guest speakers on…

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