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Monday, September 27, 2021

Community solar legislation a step in the right direction

Good morning, Recently signed legislation that clears barriers to community solar systems is a step in the right direction, given Delaware's limited options for home-grown renewable energy. In many cases, installing solar panels on a roof...

Governor signs community solar, electric vehicle charging, balloon release bills

Gov. John Carney on Friday joined members of the General Assembly and environmental advocates at a Wilmington solar array to sign three environmentally focused bills. All three bills signed Friday were sponsored by Senator Stephanie...

Guest view: Why offshore wind faces lawsuits

By David T. Stevenson Nantucket residents have filed a landmark lawsuit over federal approval of Vineyard Wind, the first industrial-scale offshore wind project in the U.S. Federal law protects existing ocean uses: commercial fishing, vessel traffic, the...

Sussex mobile home park on track to get 1st loan under clean water...

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced plans to connect the Donovan Smith Manufactured Home Community to the Lewes Board of Public Works sewer system are proceeding. It followed the issuance of...

Tilting at windmills? Delaware offshore wind skeptic pins hopes on Massachusetts...

Good afternoon, To put it mildly, David Stevenson of the Glasgow-based Caesar Rodney Institute is no fan of offshore wind power, even if his home state is on the outside looking in. It has been nearly...

Delmarva Power declares Peak Savings Day on Thursday

Delmarva Power declared a Peak Savings Day on Thursday, Aug. 26, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.   Increased demand for electricity throughout the Mid-Atlantic region is anticipated for Thursday. While the region's power supply...

Infrastructure bill provides needed boost for Delaware

Hello everyone, Senate passage of the infrastructure bill by a decisive margin is good news for Delaware.  A dozen and a half  Republicans voted for the bill, including Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. The measure is...

Study outlines Mispillion, Cedar Creek benefits and environmental challenges

Delaware’s Mispillion River and Cedar Creek watersheds provide benefits to the community valued at several million dollars annually, according to a new economic assessment released by The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland.   The rivers and their surrounding waterways include some of the...

Carney signs Clean Water bill

Gov. John Carney Thursday signed into law House Bill 200, the Clean Water for Delaware Act. HB 200, sponsored by House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear, establishes a framework for assessing needs and planning to...

Bloom unveils hydrogen-making electrolyzer

Bloom Energy  has unveiled the previously announced  Bloom Electrolyzer. The electrolyzer will be built at the company’s Newark site. The system  uses the technology employed in the company’s electricity-producing fuel cells and can be fueled by multiple sources,...
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