energy

August 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Installs Signs for Vehicle Electric Charging Stations

In keeping with President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan that calls for half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 to have zero emissions, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the county Department of Transportation launched a campaign to increase awareness about the availability of electric vehicle charging stations in Bethesda, Silver Spring and […]

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July 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Piloting ‘SolarAPP+’ Platform to Instantly Approve Solar Permits for Residents 

Montgomery County wants to help residents get solar panels installed faster and the jurisdiction is joining a pilot to meet that goal. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joined Councilmember Will Jawando, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and homeowner Laura Morales at Morales’ Silver Spring residence to announce the county will pilot ‘SolarAPP+.’ The online […]

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June 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Climate Plan Offers 86 Actions Including Energy, Transportation and Public Engagement Measures

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released a Climate Action Plan with 86 measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels and help mitigate climate change risks. “We’ve got to treat this kind of like we treated COVID[-19],” Elrich said during a press conference unveiling the plan Wednesday. “With […]

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June 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Unveils Climate Plan ‘Among the Most Ambitious in the World’ to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich unveiled the county’s Climate Action Plan. At the Marian Fryer Town Plaza in Downtown Wheaton, Elrich said the county’s climate goals aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035 compared to 2005 levels. “They are among the most ambitious in the […]

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May 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

In Maryland, 39% of Gas Stations Experience Fuel Shortage on Thursday

Panic at the pumps continued on Thursday with 39% of gas stations in Maryland experiencing fuel shortages, according to data from GasBuddy. On Wednesday, GasBuddy reports that only 15% of gas stations in Maryland were experiencing shortages. This comes after local Montgomery County leaders have warned residents not to hoard gasoline because any shortages are […]

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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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