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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Carney Administration releases Climate Action Plan

Gov. John Carney this week released Delaware’s Climate Action Plan. The main goals of the Climate Action Plan are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to prepare for the impacts of climate change by prioritizing...

Is the Cape May-Lewes ferry sailing into an electrified future?

Good afternoon, The Delaware River and Bay Authority is writing the next chapter for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Since its launch in the 1960s with five vessels acquired from a company that went away with the...

Cape May-Lewes Ferry vessel returns after overhaul

The MV New Jersey, one of three vessels in the Cape May-Lewes Ferry fleet, returned home following nearly a year-long dry-docking. The project included an overhaul and repowering. Work took place at Caddell’s Drydock...

Steel company to build turbine bases for wind project off the DE-MD coast

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday  joined Ørsted and Crystal Steel in Caroline County on the state's Eastern Shore to announce Maryland’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center. “The entire mission of my administration has been...

Delaware ranks lower than neighbors in energy efficiency

Delaware ranks in the lower tier states when it comes to  energy efficiency. The report from the WalletHub financial information website ranked states on both home and auto energy efficiency. Delaware ranked 33rd in both the...

DART gets grant that adds to state’s growing electric bus fleet

The Delaware Transit Corporation received a fourth Federal Transit Administration grant of $3,539,640 to purchase additional electric buses. The agency has now received more than $9.1 million through these grants to support the purchase of...

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...
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