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Solar industry employment continues to grow in Delaware

Despite headwinds, solar industry employment in Delaware continued to grow in 2017. Total solar industry employment in the U.S. was down for 2017, but Delaware saw the job count increase from nearly 51 percent to...

Fish consumption advisories changed as water quality improves

New fish consumption advisories issued today by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health show that the concentration of chemical contaminants...

Waterway clean-up legislation introduced

An effort to revive efforts to clean up the state’s waterways has been introduced. House Bill 272 was introduced by Democratic legislators with State Rep. Deborah Hudson, R-Greenville the lone Republican co-sponsor. The legislation was first...

Newark’s solar park’s power production ahead of projections

Since coming online in October 2014, the City of Newark's McKees Solar Park has generated more than one million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean energy - enough power for nearly 111 homes for an entire...

(Video) DNREC water project in Yorklyn wins national award from EPA

As work continues at the former NVF site in Yorklyn, DNREC's new water quality project is gaining national recognition. The project won the PISCES award from the agency, one of five awarded nationwide. Two DNREC Divisions,...

Newark site added to Superfund list; Hockessin location could be next

The  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  added  the Newark South Groundwater Plume site to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites and  proposed that  the  Hockessin Groundwater site  go on the  same list. The NPL...

Toxic releases decline again in Delaware

Toxic releases again dropped in Delaware during 2016, thanks in part to the closing of the Chemours titanium site in Edgemoor. The Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data report,  compiled by the Department of Natural Resources...

Carney makes case for keeping Clean Power Plan

Delaware Gov. John Carney joined Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) at a public meeting on Monday in criticizing  President Trump’s   executive order last year  to revoke  the Clean Power...

After being snubbed by EPA, state announces hearing on Clean Power repeal

The Delaware  Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a public meeting early next month on the repeal of the federal Clean Power Plan. It is not clear on whether an Environmental Protection...

PSC decision on Bloom charges could mean small break for Delmarva customers

The Delaware Public Service Commission has voted to add in the cost of Bloom Energy’s charges in regulations capping alternative energy costs to ratepayers.   The Bloom fuel cell costs, which run about a year...
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