Energy Conservation & Efficiency

Marylanders Launch Campaign for to Stop Energy Waste

More than 100 Marylanders representing 40 community, faith, consumer, and environmental organizations turned out to launch a campaign to update and improve EmPOWER Maryland, the state’s energy efficiency program.

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On Wednesday more than 100 Marylanders representing 40 community, faith, consumer, and environmental organizations turned out to launch a campaign to update and improve EmPOWER Maryland, the state’s energy efficiency program.

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The groups are calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass an update to the program to align it with the state’s climate goals by prioritizing the reduction of climate pollution along with energy conservation. The updated program will add new incentives for the use of healthy and efficient electric heating and appliances.

The advocates also called on the legislature to stop spending ratepayer dollars on incentives for fossil fuel equipment and lower costs to ratepayers by rightsizing utility profits.

You can watch the event here and read more about the campaign here.

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Turning up the heat in our homes shouldn’t turn up pollution

The Department of Energy has proposed the first meaningful update in over 30 years to efficiency standards for furnaces and boilers.If adopted, these standards will not only lower energy bills for millions of Americans, but they will also reduce the pollution that’s warming our planet.

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