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Governor Martin O’Malley Appoints Abigail Ross Hopper, Esq. Director of the Maryland Energy Administration, June 12th, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced Abigail Ross Hopper as the Director of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). Ms. Hopper has served as Governor O’Malley’s Energy Advisor since 2010 and as Acting Director of MEA since 2012. Ms. Hopper will also continue on in her role as Energy Advisor to Governor O’Malley. “We  Read the Rest…

A Brighter Future for Maryland, December 7th, 2012

In this “People Behind the Policies” blog, we hear from one of the founders of Maryland-based Astrum Solar and learn how their business relates to our goal to Increase Maryland’s In-State renewable generation 20% by 2022. “A Brighter Future for Maryland” You’ve probably driven past them and not even noticed. For the past five years,  Read the Rest…

$100 Rebate, May 23rd, 2012

Last December we announced that the State had reached a settlement in the Exelon/Constellation Merger that included a number of benefits for ratepayers and for the public. One of those benefits included a $100 rate credit for BGE customers.  Many customers have already seen that credit in their May bill.  And just last month, the  Read the Rest…

National Association Ranks Maryland as One of Top 10 States in Energy Efficiency, October 21st, 2011

Maryland Also Ranks Among Most Improved States   ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 21, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has ranked Maryland one of the nation’s most improved states for energy efficiency as well as 10th on a national energy scoreboard for 2011. “We have set  Read the Rest…

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard – Renewable Energy Credits – Solar Water Heating Systems (2011), March 1st, 2011

This legislation makes it easier for Maryland to meet its aggressive solar energy goals while creating many green jobs. The U.S. Department of Energy indicates that solar hot water is one of the most cost-effective ways to include renewable technologies into a building and that a typical residential solar hot water system reduces the need  Read the Rest…

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard – Solar Energy (2010), March 1st, 2010

Increases the percentage requirements of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards that must be purchased from tier I solar energy sources each year between 2011 and 2016 and increases the alternative compliance payment.  This change will provide long-term support for Maryland’s growing solar energy, displace fossil fuel powered generation, and create new green jobs.

Solar and Geothermal Tax Incentive and Grant Program (2008), March 1st, 2008

Increases specified grant limits under the Solar Energy and Geothermal Heat Pump grant programs and exempts the sale of specified solar energy and geothermal equipment from the State sales and use tax, and exempts specified solar energy property from State and local real property taxes. The legislation also specifies that a geothermal heating and cooling  Read the Rest…