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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Our View: D.C. Beltway group gets indigestion over poultry digester

Good afternoon, It seemed like good news when word came that the owner of the former Perdue chicken litter-to-fertilizer plant near Seaford was applying to Sussex County for an OK to operate an anaerobic digester. I...
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Updated BDC seeks permits for Seaford chicken waste to natural gas plant

Bioenergy Devco (BDC) presented its conditional application in front of the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission for the Bioenergy Innovation Center (BIC) in Seaford.  The project comes with a $45 million to $50 million...
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Carney signs bill that raises the renewable power standard to 40% by 2035

On Wednesday, Gov.  John Carney signed Senate Bill 33, raising Delaware’s Renewable energy standard to 40 percent by 2035.  The previous mandate had called for 25 percent of the state's power to come from renewables...
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Sierra Club, some House Republicans not happy with 40% renewables mandate

Not everyone is happy with recently passed legislation that will boost electricity from renewable energy from the 2025 figure of 25 percent to 40 percent by 2035. State Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown, sponsored the...
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House passes bill that ups renewable electricity mandate to 40% by 2035

The Delaware House Thursday approved legislation that would increase the state's electricity generated by renewable sources from 25 percent to 40 percent by 2035.  Gov. John Carney is likely to sign the legislation and expressed...
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Newark electric customers get a 100% renewable option

The Newark City Council has adopted an ordinance that will allow customers to pay a few dollars a month to get 100 percent of their electricity from nonfossil fuel sources. Existing customers can request the...
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Green hydrogen start-up based near Wilmington now known as Versogen

W7energy, a polymer startup based near Wilmington that has raised $5 million in funding has undergone a rebranding   and is now known as  Versogen. The new name reflects the company’s expanded vision and business...
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UD professor, climate change skeptic Legates reassigned by Trump Administration

University of Delaware Professor David Legates has been reassigned from his federal post by the White House. Legates was appointed by the Trump Administration to a post within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The...
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DNREC issues permits for Mountaire Farms waste treatment plant

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control  issued two permits  to Mountaire Farms of Delaware to construct and operate an upgraded wastewater treatment facility at its Millsboro plant. The upgraded facility will allow...
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From UD: Rail mishaps of oil shipments can temporarily reduce value of...

University of Delaware researchers have examined the links between property values and rail accidents that lead to the release of hazardous materials. A decade ago, U.S. crude oil was not transported by rail in the...