Energy Stories

Buying green electricity for your home

An important way to combat global warming is to switch our electricity supply to “green” electricity (generated from wind- and solar-powered sources, both of which

Join us for Books and Bulbs at your local library

October is National Energy Action Month and we're celebrating by hosting 6 Books and Bulbs events at libraries across the County. Books and Bulbs is

Community Solar is now available for Marylanders

Montgomery County residents finally have the chance to take part in the new Maryland community solar program and be part of the newest, most innovative

DEP and Safeway want you to “Lighten Your Load”

This summer, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Safeway stores are partnering to help save shoppers energy and money on their lighting

Trying to be rational in an irrational world

Think about the last time you went looking for a new car. What did you look for? You probably started with your needs for the

Takoma Park’s Gina Mathias is always up for a challenge

At DEP, we truly believe that our partners are key to making Montgomery County as green as it can be. This “Partners in Energy” series

Show your air conditioner a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Failed air conditioning on a scorching day can turn summer bliss into a sweaty nightmare.  Here are do-it-at-home tips that may help lower your utility bill,

Explore DEP’s new interactive energy benchmarking map

Certain non-residential commercial buildings that are 50,000 square feet and greater are subject to Montgomery County’s Building Energy Benchmarking Law. Each calendar year (CY), building

Lighten the Load with DEP and Safeway

Get up to 3 LEDs and a free reusable bag at an upcoming Safeway event! Bring in your old incandescent or CFL light bulbs and

Updates to ENERGY STAR® building metrics coming this August

If you benchmark one or more properties in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, you’ll likely see a change in your buildings’ 1-100 ENERGY STAR scores and
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