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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Environmental Protection Agency awards grants to state agencies

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the State of Delaware is among the nation’s states and tribes to receive a portion of $21 million in Multipurpose Grants for addressing their environmental priorities.  Three Delaware state...

Fisker’s never say die electric vehicle effort

Good afternoon, Henrik Fisker is back. The charming  Dane - who left Delaware  $20 million or so lighter in the wallet when the feds pulled the plug on his hybrid car venture -  has been busy...

Solar power job total up modestly in Delaware

Delaware has nearly 500 people employed in solar power activities as of 2019 While the job total is up by only 22 from 2018, it does show that the industry is growing again. In the  U.S....

Growing number of Delawareans believe action should be taken on climate change

A poll commissioned by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control indicates a growing number of  Delawareans believe climate change and sea-level rise are happening. A  majority say the state should act now...

Update: Bloom says letter from state senators on fuel cell emissions contains inaccuracies

Republican state senators are asking the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental to crack down on what they view as excessive emissions from Bloom Energy fuel cells. Members of the Delaware State Senate Minority...

Spoofers and your electric bill

Good afternoon, The flurry of spoofed phone messages to businesses and homes that came with the Delmarva Power caller ID  seem to have abated. But the intent of the whole operation remains something of a mystery. Customers...

Maryland regulators to hold more hearings on Ocean City-Fenwick offshore wind projects

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) will  conduct hearings in two offshore wind projects off the Delaware and Maryland Coasts near Ocean City. The orders came after a nearly six-hour public hearing held by the PSC...

DuPont joint venture provides renewable source for foot-friendly insoles

Matmarket is launching the latest version of Insite  Contoura  Insoles. The insoles  feature 25 percent bio-based Susterra propanediol, a renewably sourced, plant-based building block from DuPont Tate & Lyle.  Compared with conventional petroleum-based alternatives, Susterra...

Real estate developer Hilco prevails in purchase of shuttered Philadelphia refinery site

U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington,n Wednesday morning confirmed that Hilco Redevelopment Partners prevailed with its proposal to purchase the shuttered Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. Hilco has a record of redeveloping industrial sites that included...

Updated: Bloom stock price drops, recovers after disclosure of fuel cell ...

Bloom Energy stock rose more than 10 percent percent on Friday morning, days  after the company reported an accounting error on one of its fuel cell financing options. Shares dropped as much as 24 percent...