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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…
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Announcing the 2022 Speaker Series

The Maryland Clean Energy Center’s Connecting to the Energy Economy Speaker Series brings together speakers and stakeholders, with a focus on current events in the evolving energy economy. The 2022 series will feature weekly webinar programs from September 13 – October 25, highlighting a wide range of topics: Environmental Justice in the Energy Sector Energy…
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MCEC Enters Procurement and Technical Support MOU to Assist Baltimore County with Meeting Energy and Sustainability Goals

Earlier this month, MCEC entered into a Procurement and Technical Support MOU with Baltimore County to assist with increasing the County’s ability to evaluate, prioritize and meet energy and sustainability goals. MCEC offers neutral third party technical and financing capability to help partners implement energy measures efficiently, and has the capacity to facilitate procurement as…
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Commission, Activists Aim to Improve Environmental Justice in Maryland

It’s a straightforward concept but covers a long and hefty list of issues. Environmental justice is defined simply as the right of all people – regardless of race, color, national origin or income – to enjoy equal levels of environmental protection. But consider the range of conditions that can undermine that equality: industrial facilities that…
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Now Hiring – Marketing Program Assistant

The Marketing Program Assistant supports the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) in the delivery of its mission. This position provides technical and administrative assistance to Directors, as well as other office personnel, and assists with communication, outreach, and event logistics. The position requires response to inquiries and calls from industry stakeholders and the public. View…
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Open RFP & Bid Opportunities with MCEC

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) has two open requests for proposals. Audit Services MCEC seeks proposals from qualified firms to audit MCEC’s financial statements for a three-year period beginning with the 2022 fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. Proposals are due May 6, 2022. View RFP for Audit Services MDPACE Program Loan Officer MCEC…
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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…