Tag Archive: energy

2022 Montgomery County Energy Summit

Save the date for the In-Person 2022 Montgomery County Energy Summit: April 5-6, 2022 For the past eight years and counting, the Summit has annually offered cutting-edge education focused on the latest trends in green building, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related topics pertinent to commercial, multifamily, and residential projects in Montgomery County. Our target

Stop Losing Money on Your Utility Bill

What’s the cheapest form of energy? It’s the energy we don’t use! During this presentation, we will discuss the two main ways to keep money in your pocket. We will cover the difference between conservation and efficiency and the benefits of using less energy, plus some of the most efficient ways to do it. You’ll

Lighting & Smart Bulbs

Overwhelmed by the options of lightbulbs available? This lecture reviews common lighting terminology like watts and lumens and explains the differences between the many types of bulbs currently on the market. You’ll learn which bulb offers the most in terms of energy efficiency that can help lower your utility bill. Additionally, we’ll explore the benefits

Exploring Nuclear Energy with Hands-On Activities

Ever wonder what happens inside a nuclear reaction?  Join us for a fun, hands-on, interactive session where we’ll delve into the chemistry of nuclear energy, learn about how a nuclear power plant operates, and how nuclear technology is used outside the energy field.  Explore the concepts of radioactive decay, atomic mass, stable and unstable isotopes, and calculate

Tech & Energy

Curious about which household appliances use the most energy and what you can do to reduce your energy use? In this lecture, you’ll learn about the top energy users in the home and what you can do to spend less money on energy. We’ll discuss kill-a-watt meters, which tell you how much energy a device

Smart Thermostats

Interested in lowering your heating and cooling bills? Programmable and smart thermostats could be the answer! Learn about the benefits of installing a programmable or smart thermostat as well as incentives like rebates through the Empower Maryland program. Additionally, you’ll learn how smart thermostats can be integrated into your smart home and controlled through apps

Interested in Kicking Gas? Hear First Hand From an EV Owner and Advocate

In recent years Electric Vehicles, or (EVS) have risen in popularity. Curious what are the benefits of driving an EV? Want to make the switch, but want to know more? All Senior Planet participants are invited to join us online and hear from Joyce Breiner, the Executive Director, and Co-Founder of Poolesville Green to hear

Make Energy Cents

Looking for ways to lower your utility bill and keep money in your pocket? Montgomery Energy Connection can help! This lecture will introduce the new County website, http://www.MontgomeryEnergyConnection.org. It brings together trusted information and helpful solutions for managing and lowering your energy usage and costs. You’ll learn how to use the site for finding energy-saving

Going from a Green Home to a Smart Home

Want to make your home as energy efficient as possible? Not sure what the difference is between a “green” home and a “smart” home? During this presentation you will learn about what makes a home “green” and how smart technology can help make your home more energy efficient. We’ll also discuss steps you can take

Maryland Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act Zoom Session

The Town of Chevy Chase’s Climate & Environment Committee is hosting a Zoom webinar on February 3, 2022 from 6:30-8:00PM to provide Town residents and other nearby communities and organizations with information about the Maryland Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice Act, a bill that has been pre-filed for the 2022 Maryland legislative session.   Representatives from

Understanding Energy Choice

Did you know that as a Maryland resident, you have the option to choose who supplies your electricity? Maryland is an energy choice state where customers can choose their electricity and natural gas providers. During this presentation, we will talk about energy choice as well as offer tips for identifying utility scams. We’ll also discuss

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy for Faith-Based Communities

Please join us to hear about coming energy regulations for faith-based communities, strategies for saving energy and going solar, and ways to engage your congregation in environmental stewardship at home. Speakers: – Kate Chance, Montgomery County Faith Community Liaison – Emily Curley, Montgomery County Commercial Energy Programs – Larissa Johnson, Montgomery County Residential Energy Programs

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 year, we are taking it even further – encouraging residents to KICK GAS! Since 2015, February has been proclaimed as “Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month”

National Community Solar Partnership Summit

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Community Solar Partnership (NCSP) will host its second Annual Summit: To 5 Million and Beyond: Community Solar’s Pathway to Success. NCSP is a coalition of over 800 stakeholders working to expand access to affordable community solar.

Stop Losing Money on Your Utility Bill

What’s the cheapest form of energy? It’s the energy we don’t use! During this presentation, we will discuss the two main ways to keep money in your pocket. We will cover the difference between conservation and efficiency and the benefits of using less energy, plus some of the most efficient ways to do it. You’ll

How Do You Celebrate National 💩 Day?

Did you know that the day after the big game is National Poop Day? According to Urban Dictionary, National Poop Day falls the day after the big game “as a result of our country’s tradition on the big game day to collectively eat the most deliciously unhealthy foods known to man (e.g. buffalo wings, pigs-in-blankets,

National call for Arm in Arm Assembly Feb 2022

Join us to discuss the weekend of training and planning for mass escalation in 2022 we are planning and why you need to attend the National Assembly February 18-21 2022 in Birmingham, AL. During this call, you will get to hear from grassroots leaders on why we need the National Assembly to plan mass escalation

Lighting & Smart Bulbs

Overwhelmed by the options of lightbulbs available? This lecture reviews common lighting terminology like watts and lumens and explains the differences between the many types of bulbs currently on the market. You’ll learn which bulb offers the most in terms of energy efficiency that can help lower your utility bill. Additionally, we’ll explore the benefits

Ask an EV Owner

On the 1st Wednesday of the every month join EVADC for our on-line Ask An EV Owner event.  Are you shopping for an EV?  Do you have questions about your new EV? Or are you just curious about EVs?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this event is for you. Time: 7:30PM to 8:30PM Click on

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 out to us today.  Whether you’re working, going to school online or just spending more time at home than usual, you may have noticed a

Gift Greener Event

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Pick up a reusable shopping bag at one of our events. Montgomery Energy Connection is asking people to Gift Outside the Box this year and we will be at Westfield Wheaton Mall to provide you with tips to #GiftGreener this year – find out ways to lower your

Gift Greener Event

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Pick up a reusable shopping bag at one of our events on 12/17 and 12/18, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Montgomery Energy Connection is asking people to Gift Outside the Box this year and we will be at Westfield Wheaton Mall to provide you with tips to #GiftGreener

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, perhaps from shared classes or previous P.O.W.E.R seasons or simply name recognition. But most of them were meeting each other for the first time. This

NOAA Winter Workshop Series: APPLYING EDUCATION RESEARCH

December 14, 2021, 1–4:30 p.m. EST, “Environmental Education Research: A Resource for Supporting Conversations with Schools and Communities” will feature current research on the effects of environmental education programming on students, schools, and communities.

Ask An EV Owner

On the 1st Wednesday of the every month join EVADC for our on-line Ask An EV Owner event.  Are you shopping for an EV?  Do you have questions about your new EV? Or are you just curious about EVs?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this event is for you. Time: 7:30PM to 8:30PM Register here: 

Ask an EV Owner

On the 1st Wednesday of the every month join EVADC for our on-line Ask An EV Owner event.  Are you shopping for an EV?  Do you have questions about your new EV? Or are you just curious about EVs?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this event is for you. Time: 7:30PM to 8:30PM Click on

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 nitty gritty – of purchasing, installing and using our rooftop solar system. First, I should let you know why we decided to do this now.

Going from a Green Home to a Smart Home

Want to make your home as energy-efficient as possible? Not sure what the difference is between a “green” home and a “smart” home? During this presentation, you will learn about what makes a home “green” and how smart technology can help make your home more energy-efficient. We’ll also discuss steps you can take to make

Smart Thermostats

Interested in lowering your heating and cooling bills? Programmable and smart thermostats could be the answer! Learn about the benefits of installing a programmable or smart thermostat as well as incentives like rebates through the Empower Maryland program. Additionally, you’ll learn how smart thermostats can be integrated into your smart home and controlled through apps

MCPS plans for first-ever Youth Climate Summit in 2022

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is planning to hold its first-ever Youth Climate Summit in March 2022. The idea for this summit developed after MCPS recognized increased student interest in climate action. Using a portion of a science grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, MCPS held a five-week internship over the summer for a group of students

瞭解能源選擇

您知道身為馬里蘭州的居民,您有權選擇自己的電力供應業者嗎?馬里蘭州的能源供應可以自由選擇,消費者能夠自己決定他們的電力和天然氣供應者。本次的介紹中,我們會談到能源選擇,也會提供辨別水電氣詐騙的訣竅。我們也會討論除了替換能源供應業者之外,降低帳單支出的方法。 按起或點擊這個連接用 Zoom 參與: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/91487716590

Don’t Flush Your Money Down the 🚽

Don’t flush away your money! Install a Toilet Tank Bank and start saving today! Did you know that 27% of all household water consumption is attributed to the toilet? That’s a lot of water and money to just be flushing away. The good news is – there’s a way to limit the amount of water

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 they can use less energy by making simple changes. Energy Stars Vides These Energy Stars provide everything you need to make energy fun and engaging,

「能」理解、「能」省錢 開放問答室

歡迎您加入我們這場問答,開放討論您聆聽過關於 「「能」理解、「能」省錢。 關於「能」理解、「能」省錢: 想找到方法減少水電費支出,保住口袋裡的零用錢嗎?Montgomery Energy Connection 能幫您這個忙!這堂講座課會向您介紹新的郡政府網站:www.MontgomeryEnergyConnection.org 。網站中彙整了值得信賴的資訊,並提供解決方案,幫您管理能源使用以及減少您的能源費用支出。您將學會如何使用該網站找到節能計畫、探索節能科技,並且從中瞭解自己的水電費帳單。 按起或點擊這個連接用 Zoom 參與: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/91487716590

Stop Wasting Money on Your Utility Bill

What’s the cheapest form of energy? It’s the energy we don’t use! During this presentation, we will discuss the two main ways to keep money in your pocket. We will cover the difference between conservation and efficiency and the benefits of using less energy, plus some of the most efficient ways to do it. You’ll

Register Now! Free Home Composting Workshop Nov. 13

Fall is a great season to start composting and take advantage of the abundance of leaves! ILSR will be leading a Home Composting 101 workshop on November 13th at 9am E.T. This free two-hour workshop will teach the science of composting, what can be composted at home, how to compost at home, different types of home composting

Understanding Energy Choice

Did you know that as a Maryland resident, you have the option to choose who supplies your electricity? Maryland is an energy choice state where customers can choose their electricity and natural gas providers. During this presentation, we will talk about energy choice as well as offer tips for identifying utility scams. We’ll also discuss

Lighten Up Light Bulb Exchange

Residents can bring their old incandescent and used CFL light bulbs to the following MCPL branches in exchange for new LEDs. There is a limit of three bulbs per family at each event. Most of our events take place outside, weather permitting. If we move inside, we will have signs directing you to the location and

Ask an EV Owner

On the 1st Wednesday of the every month join EVADC for our on-line Ask An EV Owner event.  Are you shopping for an EV?  Do you have questions about your new EV? Or are you just curious about EVs?  If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this event is for you. Time: 7:30PM to 8:30PM Click on

Lighting & Smart Bulbs

Overwhelmed by the options of lightbulbs available? This lecture reviews common lighting terminology like watts and lumens and explains the differences between the many types of bulbs currently on the market. You’ll learn which bulb offers the most in terms of energy efficiency that can help lower your utility bill. Additionally, we’ll explore the benefits

Lighten Up Light Bulb Exchange

Residents can bring their old incandescent and used CFL light bulbs to the following MCPL branches in exchange for new LEDs. There is a limit of three bulbs per family at each event. Most of our events take place outside, weather permitting. If we move inside, we will have signs directing you to the location and

Lighten Up Light Bulb Exchange

Residents can bring their old incandescent and used CFL light bulbs to the following MCPL branches in exchange for new LEDs. There is a limit of three bulbs per family at each event. Most of our events take place outside, weather permitting. If we move inside, we will have signs directing you to the location and

Lighten Up Light Bulb Exchange

Residents can bring their old incandescent and used CFL light bulbs to the following MCPL branches in exchange for new LEDs. There is a limit of three bulbs per family at each event. Most of our events take place outside, weather permitting. If we move inside, we will have signs directing you to the location and

Walktober Free Webinar #4

Walkinar #4: Maryland Walk Programs Thursday, October 28, 2021 Register Here The Walkinar series concludes with a look at some of the fun ways that communities are promoting safe walk activities in Maryland. MDOT will highlight examples from the Made You Look and Look Alive campaigns that have engaged pedestrians in and around Baltimore. Panelists

Lighten Up Lightbulb Exchange

Residents can bring their old incandescent and used CFL light bulbs to the following MCPL branches in exchange for new LEDs. There is a limit of three bulbs per family at each event. Most of our events take place outside, weather permitting. If we move inside, we will have signs directing you to the location and

Tech & Energy

Curious about which household appliances use the most energy and what you can do to reduce your energy use? In this lecture, you’ll learn about the top energy users in the home and what you can do to spend less money on energy. We’ll discuss kill-a-watt meters, which tell you how much energy a device

Capital Area Solar Co-op Gathering

We are celebrating the first ever Capital Area Solar Co-op with a party at Lone Oak Brewery on Thursday, October 21st from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Come meet other residents who have also gone solar, talk to the people who helped put this Co-op together, and support a local business.  COVID Protocols will be in

Walktober Free Walkinar

Walkinar #3: Pedestrian Planning & Enforcement Thursday, October 21, 2021 Register Here This Walkinar will examine a broad range of issues related to pedestrian safety, including planning, equity, and enforcement. This will include discussion of recent efforts to calculate a “Pedestrian Level of Comfort” in Montgomery County, and efforts on behalf of MDOT’s State Highway

Senior Planet Montgomery Energy Action Month Feature: ENERGY STAR

Your refrigerator accounts for 7-13% of your total electricity bill depending on the age of the appliance. This Energy Action Month, come hear from an expert with the Environmental Protection Agency about switching and buying ENERGY STAR appliances. Whether you rent or own your home, this presentation will help demystify the purchasing process. Every appliance