Shanks Participates in Family, Health, and Home Expo on Oct. 29

Physical fitness coordinator Debi Shanks and various senior citizens around the county will be encouraging residents to stay fit at the Family, Health, and Home Expo. This expo will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Charles County Fairgrounds (8440 Fairground Road, La Plata), beginning at 10 a.m. Shanks will lead the older adult fitness demo on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. on the Autumn stage and 1 p.m. on the Pink Experience stage with several local seniors supporting Shank

AWEA: Marylanders deserve to get the benefits of renewable energy despite Gov. Hogan’s veto

In a disappointing decision for Maryland consumers, Gov. Larry Hogan today vetoed legislation that would move the Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to obtain 25 percent of the state’s electricity from renewable sources within four years. The bill earlier passed with a veto-proof majority in both the state Senate and House, meaning the bill will come back for an override vote in early 2017

Montgomery County Partners with U.S. Department of Energy to Increase Energy Efficiency and Ensure...

Montgomery County reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to public safety and clean energy technologies by joining the U.S. Department of Energy in a program designed to enable the County to provide uninterrupted public safety services during major storms and power outages while saving energy and money. As a partner in the Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator, the County is an early leader among local governments nationwide in the use of environmentally friendly technologies.

Wind industry applauds Maryland’s move toward 25 percent renewable energy by 2020

American wind power hailed the Maryland Legislature’s historic move to obtain 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources within four years, and is prepared to do its part to meet the standard if it becomes law. Both the state Senate and House have now passed SB 921, the Clean Energy Jobs Act. It now goes to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for his signature.

Hoyer Joins in Filing Bipartisan Amicus Brief in Support of the Clean Power Plan

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined in filing a bipartisan amicus brief in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which is being challenged in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The amicus brief was signed by 44 current and former Senators and 164 current and former House Members.

Leggett Supports Expanded Access to Solar Energy

In comments filed by the County with the state Public Service Commission, the County said the state should include more people in a pilot program for community-based solar programs. Community solar installations are large clusters of solar panels that provide electricity for many people, as opposed to rooftop solar, which provides power for one house or building.

Maryland Cracks Top 10 in First Quarter Solar Installations

On pace for its best year ever, Maryland had a record-breaking 174 percent increase in new solar capacity in the first quarter of this year compared to the same time period a year ago, according to the recently released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report compiled by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Cardin is Energized by Visit to Washington County Solar Array

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today toured the Washington County solar array with County Commissioners, County energy officials and private sector partners from EPG Solar. The Washington County Government eventually to aims have all the electricity consumed by county government be 100 percent green energy.

Edwards Testifies In Support Of Clean Water Protection

Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) spoke today in the House Rules Committee in opposition to H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, and asked that her amendment be considered on the House floor. H.R. 1732 would halt the current Clean Water Protection rulemaking process by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule and restart the entire process. Congresswoman Edwards’ amendment is intended to serve as a backstop by listing policy provisions that the Secretary and Administrator are prohibited from including in a final rule that are based on concerns expressed by opponents of the rulemaking.

Inaugural Storm Drain Art Contest Winners Announced; Messages in Living Color on the Importance...

As part of the County’s outreach efforts to educate residents on water pollution and stormwater management, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is painting three storm drains with art and informational messaging. The paintings are the winning entries from the inaugural storm drain art contest

Montgomery County Urges Residents to Test Homes for Radon During National Radon Action Month;...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- During January, Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is recognizing National Radon Action Month by encouraging residents to take action to protect their homes and families. Unsafe levels of radon can lead to serious illness. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States behind smoking. By making simple fixes in a home or building, people can lower their health risks from radon.

Maryland Realtor supplies home seekers with a dynamic, IDX integrated, real estate website

EUGENE, OR - May 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and Frederick, Maryland real estate professional Keith Litchauer, today announce the website Litchauer hosts synced with a customizable IDX solution, revolutionizing the online property search for potential Maryland buyers. By utilizing IDX Broker software on his website, Litchauer is seamlessly integrating thousands of Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS) listings onto the search page he supports. Home seekers can now experience unprecedented access to MRIS listings and the dynamic website of Litchauer, thanks to IDX Broker software

Van Hollen and Reichert to Serve as Co-Chairs of RE&EE Caucus

Washington, D.C. - February 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus announced that Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) will serve as Caucus Co-Chairs in the 113th Congress.

Congressman Roscoe Bartlett Invites You to RESERVE Your Space at the 4th Annual Go...

Washington, DC - July 9, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Roscoe Bartlett said “I encourage you to sign up today to reserve your space on Monday, July 9 at the FREE community service Go Green Energy Conference at the e-ventplex and other newly renovated facilities at the Frederick Fairgrounds between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. The Go Green Conference is back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row. Beat the heat and come see more than 90 exhibitors and demonstrations! Key note addresses are between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon with expert speakers. Come enjoy the renovated facilities at the Frederick Fairgrounds that enhance your comfort and save energy year-round

IDX, Inc. integrates online real estate search onto Gaithersburg, Maryland website of Broker Rick...

EUGENE, OR - May 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. has revolutionized the online real estate solution of Gaithersburg, Maryland Broker Rick Reed of RE/MAX Realty Services. Reed has enabled IDX Broker software onto his professional website, syncing thousands of Metropolitan Regional Info System MLS (MRIS) property listings into his advanced search functions. The capabilities he now hosts create a dynamic search page for his website, making his listings more visible and accessible via his IDX-enabled online real estate solution.


Baltimore Congressional Delegation Announces More Than $1 Million for Affordable Housing

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressmen Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes (All D-Md.) have announced more than $1 million in affordable housing grants for Baltimore City and the region, including: $322,500 for the Neighborhood Housing Services