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Posts Tagged ‘Sustainable’

New Cycle of Maryland Energy Storage Income Tax Credit Now Open

by Sam Beirne, Energy Program Manager The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has opened the application period for the Tax Year 2021 (TY 2021) Maryland Energy Storage Income Tax Credit Program. This program is designed to encourage the deployment of energy storage systems in Maryland. In Tax Year 2020, MEA issued 121  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Data Point – Maryland Smart Energy Communities

Communities that prioritize smart energy have lower utility bills and decreased fuel expenses. These savings can be reinvested into the community’s infrastructure, buildings or programs to benefit all residents. Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) program helps communities achieve long term, sustainable energy goals via energy efficiency, renewable energy development and  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration – October News Bulletin – local government focus

Maryland Energy Programs Work for Your City, Town and County  What is at the top of your municipality or county needs list now? The response from most will almost always be additional funding. The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) hosts several programs that can provide support and funding for eligible energy-related  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration’s Report Illuminates Dynamic Market for LED Streetlighting Technologies

By Christopher Russell The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) commissioned Clean Energy Solutions Inc to develop a report (see below)  explaining potential cost-savings related to upgraded streetlighting technologies in municipalities across Maryland and Virginia. The market and policy parameters that shape the potential for streetlighting conversions  continue to evolve at the  …Learn more

Glimpsing a Net Zero Energy Education Future in Baltimore

Last week Maryland’s second and third net zero energy public schools opened in Baltimore, Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights Elementary/Middle School and Holabird Academy. Both of these schools were designed and built to maximize energy efficiency and will produce as much energy as they use every year. The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)  …Learn more

Maryland Energy Administration Announces Over $5 Million in Grant Availability for Resilient Clean Energy Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jahmai Sharp-Moore | 443-694-3651 Baltimore, MD – The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is launching a trio of resilient, clean energy grants to engage businesses, support jobs, and reinforce the state’s clean energy goals. Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) programs are now open for Combined Heat and Power (CHP),  …Learn more

Tested and Proven: The Nation’s First Data Center Energy Efficiency Grant Returns for a Fifth Year

By David Giusti, MEA Program Manager Launched in 2016, the Data Center Energy Efficiency Grant (DCEEG) was the first of its kind from any state government to address energy needs of data centers. Data centers use an enormous amount of energy, consuming 100 to 200 times the electricity of a  …Learn more

City of Cumberland Builds Success on Energy Savings

Cumberland is a participant of the Maryland Energy Administration’s (MEA) Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) program which encourages local governments to adopt long term, smart-energy policies.  Cumberland became a MSEC participating local government in 2015 and received an award of $45,000 to undertake lighting and HVAC retrofits at its city  …Learn more

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) Explained

By Abigail Peryea, Energy Grant Administrator SREC may look like a typo to many people but for those in the energy industry, this acronym is a signal of cleaner and greener energy. Solar Renewable Energy Certificate or SREC are special incentives designed to encourage the adoption of solar energy. To  …Learn more