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Md. Clean energy jobs act a priority in 2019

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Dec 18

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Md. Clean energy jobs act a priority in 2019

This piece by Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Cheryl Glenn was originally published in the Baltimore Sun. As we enter the 2019 legislative session, Maryland is poised to become a national hub for the new clean energy economy. By passing the proposed Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, or “MCEJA,” in 2019, Maryland will see tens ...

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Nov 18

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Why Cities Should Embrace Solar

Last month we saw two rousing rounds of testimony at the Transportation and Environment and Business and Economic Development Committees of the DC Council on the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018. The bill proposes a 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2032 with a 10% solar carve-out by 2041. The legislation is ...

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Nov 18

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Public Service Commission Completes Estimate Value of Solar to Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – A recent report from the Public Service Commission found solar energy can provide Maryland $1.39 billion in labor revenue and over 13,800 direct jobs by 2028. The Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) found the report provides an essential analysis ...

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Nov 18

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MDV-SEIA Presents 7 Solar Industry Leadership Awards at Solar Focus 2018

On Wednesday October 31st, MDV-SEIA hosted the annual Solar Focus Awards Luncheon, an event recognizing outstanding leadership in the solar industry. The event began with a keynote address by Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization at the Hip Hop Caucus. Dr. Ali ...

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Oct 18

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Solar industry shows there is power in numbers at the Clean Energy DC Bill Hearing

On Tuesday, October 9th MDV-SEIA provided testimony for the Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 (B22-904) before the Transportation and the Environment Committee. The legislation seeks to increase the District’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) from 50% to 100% by 2032, while maintaining the current solar carve-out of ...

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Aug 18

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MDV-SEIA Membership Elects Six to Board of Directors

MDV-SEIA is proud to announce the election of six members to our Board of Directors. MDV-SEIA’s Board Leadership is made up of 17 individuals, who support the Association’s work and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. For over three decades, Board leadership has been central to the association’s mission ...

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Jun 18

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Solar in the Spotlight at Virginia Energy Events

One thing was clear at the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Conference: Virginia is shifting toward renewable power, faster than ever before. Cybersecurity, grid resiliency, and corporate commitments to clean energy dominated the conversation. On an energy policy panel, Virginia State Senator Frank Wagner, Delegate Terry ...

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Mar 18

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The Solar Industry Welcomes Legislation Encouraging More Solar Energy Development in Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) welcomed news that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed into law the 2018 omnibus energy bill. The measure, Senate Bill 966, encourages the growth of renewable energy in the ...

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Mar 18

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Maryland Must Stay Committed To Clean Energy

The oil and natural gas industry is responsible for 138,000 asthma attacks leading to over 100,000 missed school days each year for African American children nationwide. This was concluded in a groundbreaking new study by the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP). ...

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Feb 18

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Let’s Build an Even Better Solar Industry in Maryland

In early February, more than 20 of our friends in the Maryland Senate introduced Senate Bill (SB) 732 (and 76 of our friends in the House of Delegates introduced House Bill (HB) 1453), and the bills are beauties. They would double the RPS to 50% by 2030, accelerating the adoption of solar and wind resources […]

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