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Beyond Fossil Fuels

Beyond Fossil Fuels:
Energy Solutions for You and Your Community

Thank you to everyone who came to the forum on March 23, 2013  A special thanks to all of the speakers and panelists who made the day a success.  Information and pictures from the event are below.  You can also download a copy of the program here and a copy of the flier here.

The forum focused on benefits from energy efficiency and clean energy sources, including solar, geothermal, wind and more. Local energy experts from environmental groups, government and the green business community explained how to make the switch to sustainable energy today for homes, businesses, and institutions. 

Patricia Turner, H
ead of the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division at the Howard Community College, and Ernie Hilsenrath of Transition Howard County (pictured at right) welcomed participants to the forum.


Speakers included (from left to right)



The presentations were followed by a Question and Answer session and panel sessions on


  • Climate and Energy Advocacy with Dannielle Lipinski of LCV, Megan Jenny of CCAN, Betsy Singer of CCIHC and LWV, and Dave Brosch of MD SUN (not pictured)




  • Energy Policies and Programs at the State and Local Levels with Anne Eisele of the Maryland Energy Administration, Laura Miller of the Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board, Elise Reuschenberg Lambert of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and Terry Daly of the  Maryland Clean Energy Center




  • Clean Energy Providers and Energy Efficiency with Kristin Schulz of Clean Currents, Evie Schwarz of Retrofit Baltimore, Peter Van Buren of TerraLogos Energy Group, and Vanessa Deutschmann of Solar City








  • The Future of Sustainable Energy with Bill Korb of Sky Louver, Jerry Janik of Vertical Wind Ventures, and Stan Sersen of the Green Building Institute (not pictured).

Transition Howard County and Howard Community College want to thank all of the organizations that helped make this event a success:

To learn more about the forum or other work of the Transition Howard County Energy Committee, contact us at THCenergy@googlegroups.com.  


Past Events:

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the "Howard County Green Homes Now!" tours, which we have been holding annually since October 2012. Download a copy of the 2014 Tour Guide here.  Fliers and other brochures can be found here.  Planning has begun for the 2015 Tour.




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