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Energy Efficient Maryland

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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.

Our Priorities


  • 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.

P1000375 Maryland energy and housing experts gather at Ravens stadium to announce a new report commissioned by EEFA about the benefits of energy efficiency.

Featured state resources


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.

Energy Justice for Maryland’s Low-Income Communities

What would you do if the heat index in your home reached 113 degrees?

Energy Efficient Maryland is urging the Maryland General Assembly to set a goal of 1% energy savings for low-income households in Maryland.

Energy inefficiency disproportionately hurts low-income Baltimoreans

Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun calls on Maryland leaders to adopt a goal of achieving 1% annual energy savings for low-income Maryland households.