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Thursday, July 22: Councilmember Jawando Welcomes U.S. Secretary of Energy Granholm To Montgomery County To Join Local Homeowner For ‘Summer Of Solar’ Announcement

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Thursday, July 22, Councilmember Will Jawando will welcome U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm at a home in Silver Spring, Maryland to discuss the cost savings and energy security benefits to adopting rooftop solar on homes. A press conference will follow to announce a countywide effort to reduce solar permitting delays.

The trip is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Summer of Solar campaign, a national effort to highlight the successful deployment of solar energy in the U.S. and encourage 125 local governments to fast-track rooftop solar installations which will bring more jobs to their communities and increase the number of diverse solar homes in their neighborhoods.

Councilmember Jawando said, “Montgomery County has remained on the forefront of limiting our carbon emissions to do our part in fighting the climate crisis. From our work to expand solar to the Agricultural Reserve to adopting streamlined processes to speed the roll-out of solar in our community, we are well positioned to move into a cleaner future.”

**Media must RSVP here**

WHO: Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy
Will Jawando, Montgomery County Councilmember
Laura Morales, Montgomery County Homeowner
Ken Reichard, Montgomery County Field Representative for U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
Anthony Colella, a solar panel installer with EDGE Energy

WHEN: Press check-in at 10:20 a.m. Event begins at 10:50 a.m.

WHERE: Address available upon RSVP

Release ID: 21-301
Media Contact: Seamus McNamara 240-777-7811
Categories: Will Jawando