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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…

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…

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…

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.…

Apply Now to Serve on MCEC’s 2022 Advisory Council

The MCEC Advisory Council exists to assist in developing strategic objectives for the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), advises the Executive Director, and informs the Board of Directors. The Council evaluates issues, reviews proposed policy and regulatory matters, facilitates relationship building, and builds awareness of MCEC to encourage the adoption of its mission. In addition,…

MCEC Awarded $750,00 from EDA Build to Scale Venture Challenge for MEIA

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) was awarded $750,000 for a three-year grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support its project, “The Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator,” as part of EDA’s 2021 Build to Scale Venture Challenge. The Venture Challenge seeks to leverage regional competitive strengths to accelerate innovation and job creation through…

“Transformation to the Grid of the Future” Kicks Off MCEC Speaker Series

MCEC is charging up for a series of timely and informative webinars to support the local advanced energy economy! Join us this September – October as we host a variety of guest speakers for this FREE educational series. SERIES SCHEDULE Transformation to the Grid of the Future Tues, Sept 14, 10:30 AM – Noon Climate-Centric Solutions,…

Now Hiring! Loan Program Coordinator

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) was created as a not-for–profit corporate instrumentality of state in 2008 through an act of the Maryland General Assembly. The organization reports to a nine member Board of Directors. The mission of the MCEC is to transform the energy economy in the State of Maryland by increasing clean energy…

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…

Clean Energy Accelerator Could Spur Unprecedented Investment and GHG Reductions

With the potential to leverage $463 billion of investment and create four million jobs in just four years, the proposed federal Clean Energy Accelerator is being described as both the biggest investment opportunity of the century and one of the most potent tools to transition America to a clean energy economy. The U.S. House of…