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

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

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

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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2021 Policy Watch is Underway

The Maryland Clean Energy Center is on the watch to keep you informed about public policy decisions made by the General Assembly this session, with the potential to impact the energy sector in our state! MCEC staff monitors activity in the Maryland General Assembly, looking for legislation relevant to our mission and your interest in…

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Now Accepting Policy Intern Applications

MCEC is seeking an intern to support legislative activities and events during the 2020– 2021 academic year, for approximately 10-24 hours per week. This is a paid internship and may meet course credit requirements. All candidates must be enrolled in an educational program at a Maryland university or community college. Reliable transportation is required. MCEC’s…

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2020 Policy Watch Summary Report

The 2020 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly began with new presiding officers manning the gavels with ambitious agendas to implement and fund the Kirwan Commission recommendations, address School Construction, Public Safety, and Environmental Issues. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, legislators found themselves adjusting to comply with public health recommendations to protect the public and…

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Help Solve the Energy Puzzle

The Maryland General Assembly gaveled in the 2020 Legislative Session on January 8th with new leadership at the helm, and a number of newly appointed officials fitting into the mix. You should be aware of significant recent developments, which MCEC anticipates will serve as a foundation from which policy makers will assemble a vision for…

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