Energy Stories

Bar-T: Holistic Sustainability Programs for Kids

It’s not often that conservation, environmental impact studies and carbon footprint reduction planning involves children who haven’t yet reached double-digits, but the year-round programs designed

6 Sizzling Tips for Summer Energy Savings

Summer is well underway. So you may already be “in the soup” of sticky, humid days and bracing yourself for unpredictable cooling costs. But don’t

BLAST OFF on the Energy Express this Summer!

We are excited to be celebrating our third year of visiting Montgomery County Public Libraries during their Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "A

New EV Rebates Now Available for Pepco Maryland Customers

Pepco Maryland customers can now take advantage of new rebates to help offset the cost of electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The rebates are part of

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 18 percent of all energy used in a house goes to heating water, making it the second

A High School Student Compelled to Take Action on Climate

Through the P.O.W.E.R. Program (Peer Outreach with Energy Resources), a partnership of Audubon Naturalist Society and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County

P.O.W.E.R. Logo Contest

We need YOU to help us design a logo,  the winning design will receive a $25 Chipotle gift card.    The Montgomery County Department of  Environmental

DEP and DGS Partner to Teach Students about Solar Energy

Montgomery County’s Departments of General Services (DGS) and Environmental Protection (DEP) are partnering to educate school children about the importance of solar and other forms

Pike & Rose: A Sustainable Neighborhood in North Bethesda

Long gone is the Toys R Us with its sprawling parking lot and scattered shopping carts. In its place is a modern-day paradise, complete with

Meet Charlotte Aitken, DEP Team Energy’s Summer Intern

Sparking an Interest  I have always been a problem solver. In elementary school, I mediated arguments between my classmates; middle school taught me to problem-solve
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