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DE, NJ, PA agree to curb fracking in Delaware River Basin

The governors of Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania announced that they had voted in favor of a resolution to issue draft regulations to curb hydraulic fracturing "fracking" for oil and gas in the Delaware...

Simulcast to outline energy assistance options for business

A simulcast outlining assistance as well as grants and loans aimed at reducing  business energy consumption and improve environmental performance is slated for Sept. 14.  Presented by Emily St. Clair, of Delaware’s Division of Energy & Climate, within DNREC, the simulcast will outline...

Suez, Estuary Partnership put some mussel into water filtering effort

Suez officials in Delaware joined with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE)  in Lake Bellevue to restore fresh water mussel populations.  Acting as an incubator, the lake will help grow juvenile mussels until they...

Update: Governor signs executive order ordering study of offshore wind options

Gov.  John Carney Monday signed an Executive Order establishing the Offshore Wind Working Group. “We must look for ways to participate in the development of alternative energy sources,” said  Carney. “It’s the right decision for...

Delaware energy costs bite residents, businesses

Source: WalletHub (Click on the map above for state rankings) Delaware ranks as the 12th most expensive state when it comes to energy. The report from WalletHub ranked Connecticut as the most expensive state, with the District...

State offering rebates for business installations of vehicle charging stations

DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate is offering incentives for businesses, non-profits, and local governments that install electric car charging stations. Under the  Delaware Workplace Charging Program, organizations can receive rebates for as many as six...

Carper, Collins propose tax credit for offshore wind power

U.S. Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act. The bill provides  critical financial incentives to encourage investment in offshore wind energy. This bipartisan bill would create an investment tax...

Coastal Zone redevelopment bill to be signed on Wednesday

On Wednesday, Gov. John Carney will sign  House Bill 190.  The controversial bill allows for the redevelopment of 14 legacy industrial sites along the Delaware coastline. The signing comes as the state continues to struggle...

Newer farmers may qualify for grants for poultry disposal freezers

(Click twice for larger image) Sussex County poultry growers who qualify for a grant can get on-farm freezer collection units for free. More than $1 million in funding assistance and discounts is now available through a...

Allen Harim breaks ground on multi-million dollar solar project in Harbeson

Allen Harim broke ground Monday on a multi-million dollar solar project Monday on a six-acre tract near its Harbeson, DE,  processing facility. “This project is in line with our strategic goals of environmental sustainability moving...