Current News, Events, and Press Releases

USDA Announces $100 million for American Biofuels Infrastructure
The Department of Agriculture intends to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants for activities designed to expand the availability and sale of renewable fuels.
Corsa Coal Reports Plans for Expansion of Casselman Mine 
Corsa Coal Corp. representatives reported plans for expansion at the Casselman Mine near Grantsville at a recent Greater Grantsville Business Association presentation.
Free Solar Energy Informational Session Scheduled
A free informational session about solar energy will be held at 7 p.m. March 1 in the Garrett Information Enterprise Center, Room 111, at Garrett College.
Commissioners Working on Texas Eastern System Alert
Accident area residents may soon be able to receive alerts to warn them of pending Texas Eastern “blowdowns” and other scheduled natural gas events.
MEA Launches Wind Grant Programs
The MD Energy Administration has announced the launch of the FY 2018 Residential Wind Grant and Community Wind Grant Programs with combined program funding of $1 million.
Second Annual MD Solar Congress Slated for September 15th
Join MD SUN and solar supporters from across the state for the Second Annual Maryland Solar Congress to be held Saturday, September 16th, in Rockville.
MD-PACE To Host Solar Symposium
Maryland Commercial PACE (MD-PACE) will present on the state of solar in Maryland and how companies are using PACE to install onsite solar generation.
Garrett County Commissioners Welcome MD-PACE
The Garrett County Commissioners recently passed a resolution enabling property and business owners in the county to take advantage of Maryland’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program.
Solar Co-Op Meeting Set for July 26th
Come learn how you can save money while going solar at your home or business!
Solar Saturday Event to be Held in Friendsville
A Solar Saturday event will be held at the Mountain Hollow Health Food Store in Friendsville on July 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Public Feedback on Economic Impacts of Shale Gas Development on Tourism Solicited Via Survey
Public feedback on the economic impacts of shale gas development on tourism, second home and real estate values, and outdoor recreation in Garrett County is being solicited through an online survey.
Public Forum Scheduled on Economic Impacts of Shale Gas Development
A public forum regarding scoping efforts for a future study on the economic impacts of shale gas development on tourism, second home and real estate values, and outdoor recreation has been scheduled.
MINExpo International 2015 Scheduled
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) invites qualified Appalachian firms to exhibit at MINExpo International 2016, the premier mining and construction event, to be held September 26-28, 2016.
FireFly Farms: Award-Winning Handmade Cheese Sustainably Produced from Renewable Energy in Garrett County
FireFly Farms, producer of handmade cheeses from Mtn. MD, proudly announces the completion of a 27.72 kilowatt solar array at its cheese production facility and specialty retail store.
Reduce Your Business Costs With Potomac Edison's Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Potomac Edison offers many programs to save your business energy—and money!