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Thursday, January 20, 2022

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,...

Ørsted makes bid for major expansion of Skipjack offshore wind project

 Ørsted has submitted a bid to the Maryland Public Service Commission to develop Skipjack Wind 2, a massive wind generation project that could generate  760 megawatts. Ørsted was previously awarded rights for Skipjack Wind 1,...

Amtrak contracts with Siemens to build the next generation of regional trains

Amtrak is contracting with Siemens Mobility Inc. to manufacture a new fleet of up to 83  trains for state and Northeast services. The trains will operate on multi-power systems that convert from electric lines to...

Plastic bag bill narrowly passes Senate

A bill that would ban virtually all  plastic bags is going to the governor after passing the State Senate by a razor-thin  11-10 vote. Both Democrats and Democrats voted against the bill, which comes just...

Delaware extends electric vehicle and business charging station rebates through June 2022

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control extended its Clean Transportation Incentive Program through June 30, 2022. “Thousands of Delaware drivers have made the switch to electric vehicles, and the rebate program has...

Delaware House passes ban on plastic carryout bags

The Delaware House passed a bill Wednesday that would effectively end the use of plastic carryout bags in Delaware stores. The bill was passed on a 28-12 party-line vote. In 2019, the General Assembly passed legislation...

Low electricity bids doomed Delaware’s last coal-fired power plant

Solar and wind account for a larger share of electricity generated in the territory of the nation’s largest grid operator. Delaware Valley-based  PJM Interconnection announced the successful purchase through its annual capacity auction of power...

Non-Prime energy-saving options

Good morning, We did not know Amazon Prime Day was a "thing" until the last week or so. It turns out that if you have a Prime account, a business or individual can get some deals...

NRG plans to close Indian River coal-fired power plant next year

 Delaware's last coal-fired power plant is slated to shut down next year. PowerMag reported that owner NRG would close three power plants, two in Illinois and the Indian River coal-fired unit near Millsboro, in mid-2022. The...

The Warehouse marks launch of clean energy, vertical farming education initiative

Community leaders gathered this week at The Warehouse in Wilmington to welcome three new clean energy technologies as part of the Energize The Warehouse initiative. Energize is a  collaboration between Delmarva Power, the Delaware Department...
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