EFC to create region's First Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center

The MOST Center is expected to become the most wide-reaching and comprehensive stormwater initiative to date.

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Introducing EFC’s Interactive Green Infrastructure Map

Learn about the innovative financing behind 20 communities’ green infrastructure program.

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2014 MD Smart Energy Communities

The Environmental Finance Center and the Maryland Energy Administration would like to congratulate 35 Maryland communities for achieving Smart Energy Community designation.

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Local Government Stormwater Financing Manual

This new manual was inspired by and written for local government leaders. Our goal is to encourage and empower your leadership efforts.

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Environmental Financing Boot Camp

EFC now offering Environmental Financing Boot Camps. Our one- and two-day intensive Boot Camps are designed with your organization in mind. 

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Agriculture Finance

The Agriculture Finance Unit of the Environmental Finance Center provides innovative and effective finance expertise to rural communities and farm operations to improve their understanding, development and implementation of strategies to resolve problems and issues of environmental protection and restoration.  Special areas of focus includes nutrient and sediment management, water quality, sustainability, and renewable energy demonstration projects.

 

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Stormwater Financing and Outreach

Like all infrastructure, stormwater management systems require long-term care and maintenance. The Stormwater Financing and Outreach Unit was created to address communities` stormwater financing questions and help craft a strategy that best meets local needs.

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EFC Hosts Stormwater Financing Knowledge Exchanges in California

The EFC, in partnership with EFC West and EPA Region 9, held three knowledge exchange sessions in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Francisco during the week of February 8 that focused on sharing effective and innovative stormwater financing strategies and EFC UMD’s lessons learned throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as the local context in California surrounding stormwater financing. To view the East Coast/West Coast Knowledge Exchanges Presentation, click HERE

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EFC Now Offering Environmental Financing Boot Camps for Communities

Click here to view our module offerings and to learn more information about our Environmental Financing Boot Camps. 

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EFC Hosts Successful Agricultural Financing Forum in Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Our agricultural financing workshop in Bradford County, PA was a great success! The event had a significant turnout of farmers as well as local, state, and private agricultural funders and lenders. All those who came out enjoyed an evening of great food from the Wysox Volunteer Fire Company and great dialogue around the various agricultural funding opportunities available to farmers in the region!

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EFC Hosts Successful Agricultural Financing Workshop in DE

Our agricultural financing workshop in Harrington, Delaware, was a great success! The event had a significant turnout of farmers, private and public agricultural funders, state and local agencies, and other agricultural representatives. More agricultural financing workshops in Pennsylvania are upcoming later in 2014.

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Manure-to-Energy Initiative

The goal of the Manure to Energy Initiative (M2E) is to develop and vet options for poultry farmers which increase their net revenue and reduce sediment and nutrient movement to local waters and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  M2E is leading 5 demonstration projects which employ different hybrid gasification technologies at farm-scale to convert poultry litter to heat and/or electrical energy.  The co-product is ash which is rich in P and K, and being examined in fertilizer compositions.  Three demonstration projects are identified in the Delmarva Peninsula, one each in DE, MD and VA. There is a project in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County and one Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  Three projects will produce heat: two projects will produce heat and electricity.

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Did You Know?

The EFC recently released a new report on green infrastructure in Warrington Township, Pennsylvania.

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