renewable energy

February 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Takes Up New Rules for Solar Panels

Montgomery County residents and businesses could have greater access for solar arrays creating electricity from sunshine. Councilmembers Tom Hucker, George Leventhal and Marc Elrich have introduced a zoning text amendment that will allow solar installations with a capacity of up to 2 megawatts — enough electricity to power 200 nearby homes. “Nearly everyone agrees we’re […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Crews Remove Dozens of Trees Outside Public Safety Headquarters Building for New Microgrid Project (VIDEO)

If you have visited the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters building in Gaithersburg this week, you may have seen tree removal crews at work in the parking lot. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that dozens of trees are coming down so that the county can install a new microgrid project. According to the county’s website, Duke […]

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January 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Annapolis Budget Wrap Up on Montgomery Communications Media County Report This Week

Maryland’s House of Delegates Vote to Override Governor Hogan’s Veto on Clean Energy Bill

Maryland’s House of Delegates voted early Tuesday to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto on legislation that would increase renewable energy use throughout the state. The Clean Energy Jobs Act , sponsored by Del. William Frick of District 16, would require Maryland to get 25% of its electricity from renewable energy sources like wind and solar by 2020. The […]

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October 6, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Sligo Middle School Host S’TEAM Community Day to Teach Residents About Renewable Energy in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Residents gathered at Sligo Middle School early Saturday to learn about renewable energy at the school’s second annual S’TEAM Sligo Community Day. S’TEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Creations like solar ovens, wind turbines and solar-powered cars, were made and presented by students. “This is a celebration and compilation of an amazing […]

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June 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Pepco – Exelon merger, the 6th annual World Elder Abuse Day workshop at Holiday Park Senior Center,  graduating inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Center, and more.

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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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