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Alchemity Wins a $1,000 prize from the MD Dept of Commerce at MEIA Pitch Event

Clean energy innovators, business leaders, and government supporters celebrate MEIA’s 2023 Cohort. College Park-based Alchemity was named the Grand Prize winner of the pitch competition during the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) 2023 Pitch Competition Finale, held on June 22. Four Startup Teams showcased their innovative clean energy product or service for a panel of…
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Innovative Battery Manufactured in Maryland

MCEC recently had the opportunity to visit Ion Storage Systems (ION) at their Beltsville, MD location. ION boasts the only solid-state electrolyte technology that has achieved ARPA-E and DOE VTO Fast-Charge goals for Li-cycling current density at room temperature and with no applied pressure. This is enabled by their proprietary ceramic bilayer design which includes…

The Future of Offshore Wind in Maryland

Maryland Deems Offshore Wind a Vital Role in Fighting Climate Change Offshore wind is a renewable resource capable of providing U.S. coastal states with abundant amounts of energy. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates U.S. offshore wind can have more than 4,200 gigawatts of capacity. For comparison, the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant produces up to 1.79 gigawatts (1,790 megawatts). The…

Q&A with MDE Secretary McIlwain, Celebrating Women’s History Month

Secretary Serena McIlwain, from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), shares her thoughts on the role women have in shaping the future of Maryland’s clean energy economy. View Sec. McIlwain’s Interview as PDF What does Women’s History Month mean to you and/or MDE? What I have found in my 10 plus years in the…

Morgan State University (MSU) Master Services Agreement Moves the Campus Closer to Sustainability Goals

MCEC offers strategic procurement and technical services to public and private sector clients seeking to develop, build, finance, own, and operate clean energy and energy efficiency systems, infrastructure, and technologies. Through a novel partnership agreement, MCEC is providing procurement, project management, and technical assistance to Morgan State University (MSU), to assist the institution with meeting…
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Wood Energy Educational Site Visits in New Hampshire

MCEC recently hosted an educational site visit to showcase thermal wood energy, in partnership with the Rural Maryland Council MAERDAF grant, the U.S. Forest Service, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Alliance for Green Heat. The trip to New Hampshire featured tours at various facilities, including greenhouses, public schools, state government buildings, manufacturing…
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Solar Workforce Development is Having Its Moment in the Sun!

Guest Article Submitted by Solar Landscape Successful workforce development programs benefit underserved communities when they provide trainees a pathway to family-sustaining careers. Recently, Solar Landscape’s Kevin Dunshee spoke at the Maryland Clean Energy Center’s 2023 Legislative Reception.  “The only thing worse than no training at all, is training that does not provide a pathway to…
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2023 Legislative Reception Put Workforce Development and Climate Justice in the Foreground

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…

Become a 2023 Summit Sponsor

SAVE THE DATE to attend the Maryland Clean Energy Summit on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Hosted by the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) and our partners, this regional conference brings together forward thinkers in policy and research, business and utility sector leaders, capital providers and finance…
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MCEC Network Partner Call for Proposals – Deadline Extended

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) is calling for ideas and ready-to-implement, longer-term proposals for projects, programs, partnerships, and initiatives designed to help the state achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals and address economic development and climate justice challenges in the near term. In 2021, the Maryland General Assembly enacted the Climate Solutions Now Act (CSNA)…