Bethesda Green Internship Fair


February is a good time for students to check in with potential employers for possible summer and fall internships. Bethesda Green will help area college students do just that when it hosts one of its signature events on Saturday, the 25th of this month. The Third Annual Fields of Green Internship Fair will give environmentally [...] Read more »

MoCo Energy Rebates Drying Up


  The Montgomery County Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program introduced in August 2011 is reaching the end of its $1.1 million in U.S. Department of Energy funding. To date, the program has provided incentives to 845 homeowners to make energy efficiency improvements to their single family homes, town homes and condominiums. Eligible improvements include the [...] Read more »

Pepco Buys WaterShed


The University of Maryland announced on Monday (1/30) that it will sell WaterShed, the top prize winning home in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, to Pepco for an undisclosed amount. The sale was announced at a campus celebration honoring the WaterShed team’s achievement. Under the agreement of sale, Pepco will cover WaterShed’s outstanding [...] Read more »

Hudson Trail Outfitters Switches To Wind Power


  Clean Currents, a leading retail provider of wind power in Maryland and the District of Columbia, announced on January 24 that Hudson Trail Outfitters (HTO) will purchase renewable wind energy for its Maryland and DC locations.  HTO has committed to purchasing Green-e Energy certified wind power from Clean Currents for 100 percent of its Annapolis, [...] Read more »

Ford Picks Up Award for Plug-In Hybrid


You can’t buy one yet, but the Ford C-MAX Energi has been named Green Car Journal’s 2012 Green Car Vision Award winner. Green Car Journal made the announcement on Thursday (1/26) at the Washington Auto Show. To win the award, vehicles must be on their way toward commercialization but not yet on sale, in small [...] Read more »

Offshore Wind Energy and Maryland Economic Growth


The Legislature is in session, and Governor O’Malley has released his 2012 agenda. This year, the governor hopes to pass the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act that was put on hold in 2011 following debate in both chambers. This past autumn, the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee and the Senate Finance Committee convened study sessions [...] Read more »

Starting a Small Farm in Maryland


For anyone interested in starting a small scale farm or for farmers interested in improving their skills, this is for you. University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County has partnered with Future Harvest – Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, and the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council to offer a workshop series to learn about starting and operating [...] Read more »

D.C. is a LEED Leader


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on January 19 released data on the 10 states (plus the District of Columbia) with the largest square footage per capita of commercial and institutional building space to earn LEED certification in 2011. DC was included on the list because it outranked all the leading states, and did so [...] Read more »

Annapolis Feels the Energy

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Roughly one-hundred wind energy advocates turned out in Annapolis on Wednesday morning, January 11, to bring their pro-wind message to Maryland’s legislators. Many participants displayed signs and wore blue t-shirts declaring, “Wind Works for Maryland.” Members and supporters of Marylanders for Offshore Wind, including members of the Maryland Student Climate Coalition, were in Annapolis for [...] Read more »