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Saturday, August 1, 2020
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Old-time politics surfaces with last-minute 40% green energy mandate bill

Good afternoon, Readers of this newsletter may know that I am a fan of renewable energy. I like the clear day I am seeing today from my window,  even if it may not be  the result...
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Solid Waste Authority to open Newark Recycling Center in early July

DSWA’s new Newark Recycling Center is slated to open in early July. This center will feature single-stream recycling bins, styrofoam recycling, six-day a week electronics recycling, weekly Household hazardous waste collection and monthly paper shredding....
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New Jersey company, equity investor buy Dover cogeneration plant

DB Energy Assets, LLC, a partnership of DCO Energy, LLC, and the second flagship Basalt fund “Basalt II,”  acquired the natural gas-fired 111 MW Energy Center Dover, LLC from Clearway Energy Group, LLC.  Energy Center...
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Physician group that advocates plant-based diets urges Carney to close poultry plants

A Washington, D.C. -based group is calling for Gov. John Carney to "close all slaughterhouses" (chicken processing plants)  in Delaware. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sent letters to Carney and the state's other 49  governors calling...
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Virtual town halls on reopening and recovery slated for next week

Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long announced a statewide public engagement strategy focused on Delaware's economic reopening and recovery effort. Those attending via Zoom videoconferencing will need to receive the meeting code from...
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Yard waste-related traffic tie up leads to closing of Pike Creek site

The Polly Drummond drop-off yard waste site near Newark, which opened for the season on Saturday was closed to further drop-offs about noon on Sunday after traffic snarls developed in the area and the...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...