energy

March 25, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Hogan’s Executive Order Defines ‘Non-Essential Work’

On March 23, Governor Larry Hogan signed another executive order aimed at banning large crowds and closing all non-essential businesses.  The new executive order closes senior centers, theaters and malls. The executive order also closes fitness centers, which include health clubs, gyms, health spas, and aquatic centers.  The order goes on to close bingo halls, […]

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April 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Annual Montgomery County Energy Summit Held in Silver Spring

The sixth annual Montgomery County Energy Summit was held at the Silver Spring Civic Building. County Executive Marc Elrich was among the guest speakers. The summit was co-hosted by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and the US Green Building Council National Capital Region. Key discussions included ways businesses and building owners can work together […]

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July 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Pepco Customers Can Save Money on Friday by Saving Energy

Pepco customers can save energy and money by reducing their electric use between 1 – 5 p.m. Friday. According to a Pepco news release, an increased demand for electricity throughout the mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for July 21st. While the region’s power supply is expected to be sufficient to meet high demand, Pepco customers are […]

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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Pepco Requests Customers to Conserve Energy Oct. 20

Pepco is calling for a conservation period from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today, for Pepco’s Maryland customers, and for Pepco’s Maryland and District of Columbia customers participating in Energy Wise Rewards. Pepco’s Maryland customers are eligible to participate in the Peak Energy Savings Credit program. This means that Pepco will cycle the participants’ air […]

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October 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drumming Program Empowers Youth to Find Their Own Beat (VIDEO)

In Rockville, a city employee, Bobby Jones, is showing kids how to dance to the beat of their own drum. Rock 11 Now has the story. Visit our PEG partner Rock 11 Now to view more of its programming.

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August 30, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Consumer Alert: Solar Panels (VIDEO)

Eric Friedman is the director of the Office of Consumer Protection in Montgomery County. In this latest Consumer Alert, below, Friedman has some advice about how to hire a company to install solar panels.

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Secretary of State John Kerry Discusses Protecting the Oceans at Blair High School (VIDEO)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited with students at Montgomery Blair High School on June 1st to discuss ocean protection and other environmental issues. MCPS-TV reports. The group of students who met with Secretary Kerry included the Chesapeake Bay Regional Champions of the Ocean Science Bowl and the winners of the National Science Bowl. […]

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May 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Pepco Launches Online Application Portal for Solar Power

Pepco is trying to make it easier for District of Columbia and Maryland customers to install solar panels on their rooftops and connect them to the electric distribution system. According to a Pepco news release, these changes should allow customers, who are interested in installing solar panels, to bypass the paper process and instead complete […]

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April 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Sligo Middle School Wins Green Ribbon School Award

Sligo Middle School has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools Award. The Silver Spring school is among 47 winning schools from across the nation. The Green Ribbon Schools Award program, established in 2011, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and recognizes schools that save energy, reduce […]

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October 20, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Partners with SolarCity on Energy Initiative (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has announced the County’s largest solar initiative ever. According to a news release, the solar initiative with SolarCity encompasses 14 individual projects and is expected to produce approximately six million kilowatt-hours each year – enough to power nearly 600 average size homes. According to a county news release, Montgomery County […]

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