Energy Efficient MarylandCoalition Website
Our coalition consists of business, consumer, environmental, energy efficiency, affordable housing, and social justice advocates who have a stated interest in using energy efficiency to protect Maryland’s environment, build a stronger state economy, and reduce the cost burden of energy on Maryland households. Our priority is to work with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure that the 6 major Maryland utilities and the Department of Housing and Community Development implement robust energy efficiency programs through EmPOWER in 2018-2020.
- Continue to establish nation-leading energy and demand savings goals and the investments necessary to achieve these goals in multifamily housing.
- Secure new energy savings targets for low- to moderate-income energy efficiency and natural gas efficiency programs.
- Ensure that all commercial and residential customers can participate in energy efficiency programs, with attention to overcoming the barriers faced by low- to moderate-income citizens as well as those faced by small businesses.
- Reduce variable energy costs for affordable housing residents.
- Provide continued opportunity for a large range of stakeholders to participate in developing and designing the EmPOWER Maryland programs.
- Promote the creation of good paying clean energy jobs.
- Develop and mobilize new financing and other tools to leverage EmPOWER portfolio investments and increase their impact.
- Defend against policy proposals to weaken or slow down progress of the programs.
Maryland energy and housing experts gather at Ravens stadium to announce a new report commissioned by EEFA about the benefits of energy efficiency.
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A grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s EmPOWER Multifamily Energy Efficiency and Housing Affordability program helped fund energy efficiency upgrades at the Bradford Apartments.