Tag Archive: energy

Electrification Pilot Request for Proposal

On Friday, December 2nd, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for technical contractor support and incentive administration for a countywide electrification incentive

Project Porchlight

A new initiative is making its way through Montgomery County and it is called Project Porchlight. First known as the Porch Bulb Project, it took place in Colorado in 2008,

Electrify Everything

Why Electrify Everything? “From the cars we drive to the utilities that heat and illuminate our homes, schools, and hospitals, we Americans depend on safe, reliable sources of energy for

FeBREWary 2022: Time To Kick Gas

For the last few years, we have been visiting local breweries around the County to make sure that residents have the most energy efficient lightbulbs on the market. And this

ENERGY STAR Tax Free Weekend 2022

Creator: puhimec Mark your calendars – Saturday, February 19, through midnight on Monday February 21, 2022.  Each year over the President’s Day weekend, Maryland shoppers can take advantage of our

15 Energy-Saving Tips for Homeowners

This article was first posted by Brookfield Residential. They are committed to building energy-efficient homes. Read more about our sustainability efforts, and if you are looking for a new home, reach

The 4th Year of P.O.W.E.R. Is Underway

Last month, sixteen high schoolers signed on to a Zoom session to kick off the fourth year of P.O.W.E.R: Peer Outreach With Energy Resources. Some students knew each other already,

My First Year with Solar PV

Since it’s a year this month that our solar photovoltaic (PV) system got turned on, I thought it would be good for me to share my family’s experience – the

Introducing the Youth Energy Stars Program!

Montgomery Energy Connection is excited to launch our Youth Energy Stars Program! We’ve created this kid-friendly program featuring the furry and friendly Energy Stars who teach kids (and adults) how

Lighten Up: Lemons & LEDs

What is Lighten Up? This new initiative as part of Montgomery Energy Connection is an opportunity for residents to exchange their old incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs for energy

Innovate to Mitigate Competition

Innovate to Mitigate challenges 8th–12th grade students to submit ideas that will mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gases. People around the world are working hard on this problem. To meet the big challenges we face, we need good

EmPOWER Maryland’s Incentives for New Home Construction

What is EmPOWER Maryland?  If you look closely at your monthly utility bill, you may notice a small surcharge for EmPOWER Maryland. This charge contributes to a group of programs established under the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act of 2008, a bill designed

Clean Energy Week 2021

National Clean Energy Week is a celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the very

The FIRST EVER Capital Area Solar Co-op 2021

For the first time in jurisdictional history – Montgomery County is joining the town of Poolesville, cities of Bowie, Falls Church, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Takoma Park, and Washington DC as