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Washington County Picks up the PACE for Commercial and Industrial Properties

County Council Passes Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE) The Washington County Board of County Commissioners has unanimously approved the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) ordinance to join the statewide C-PACE program. Passage of the ordinance makes the county eligible to participate in the Maryland Commercial PACE (MDPACE) program, administered by the Maryland…
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Support the 2023 Legislative Reception

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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Maryland Builds Leading Role in Energy Innovation

From the world’s highest density solid oxide fuel cell to anerobic digestors that produce biofuels to advances in wind turbine blades, air conditioning systems, catalyst materials, battery electrodes and super carbon sequestration technologies, Maryland is the site of numerous, varied and potentially game-changing innovations in energy systems. A report this fall by the National Academy…
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We’re Hiring – Program Manager, Procurement and Technical Services  

MCEC is seeking a Program Manager to join our Procurement and Technical Services Division, with a shared focus on advancing the deployment of cleantech solutions, to join our team of talented individuals. With this position, MCEC intends to scale up the strategic procurement and technical services to public and private sector clients seeking to develop,…
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Experts Appointed to Identify Priorities and Strategies for Maryland’s Advanced Energy Economy

Energy professionals to share diverse experiences and sector perspectives as part of the 2023 MCEC Advisory Council The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) has appointed 61 individuals to serve on its 2023 Advisory Council. The Council draws input from collaborative groups to advise MCEC in achieving its mission. “Maryland set aggressive goals for carbon emissions…
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Now Accepting 2023 Advisory Council Applications

The Maryland Clean Energy Center is currently accepting applications for the 2023 MCEC Advisory Council. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 4. The MCEC Advisory Council exists to assist in developing strategic objectives for the Maryland Clean Energy Center, advise the Executive Director, and inform the Board of Directors. The Council evaluates issues, reviews…
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Wade Haerle is a Longtime Economic Development Leader and the New Director for the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

Haerle brings over 30 years of experience with energy and renewables to lead innovation with MEIA After working with 37 startups, leading to the creation of five new companies and the acceleration of 10 already existing, the Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator (MEIA) now welcomes Wade Haerle as the new Director. MEIA is a venture development…
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Inflation Reduction Act Sets Stage for Massive Investment in Clean Energy

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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Maryland Advances Biomass Wood Energy Solutions

$25,000 awarded from the Maryland Agricultural Education & Rural DevelopmentAssistance Fund grant to conduct in-person, on-site education efforts Maryland continues to search for ways to develop and expand its existing renewable energy portfolio. Thermal wood energy is beginning to gain traction and attention across the state as a sustainable alternative to traditional heat sources such…