Emissions

Carbon emissions goals released from Senate committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A controversial bill setting Delaware’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions was released from the Senate Environment and Energy Committee Wednesday and will advance to the Senate floor for a vote.  Senate Bill 305, the Delaware Climate Change Solutions Act, would require Delaware to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% before 2030 and by 90% before 2050.  Opponents said the …

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DNREC to begin restoring beaches, dunes after powerful nor’easter

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Contol on Monday began restoring beaches after a powerful nor’easter caused widespread erosion and damage. The Mother’s Day weekend storm brought tropical-storm-force winds that affected communities along Delaware’s bayshore and Atlantic coast. “Our shoreline team will be hard at [work] for the foreseeable future on beach restoration priorities that this storm handed …

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Offshore wind research to begin near DE Seashore State Park

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Visitors to Delaware Seashore State Park will see an increase in research activity in the coming months, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Monday. US Wind and Ørsted, two offshore wind energy development companies, will conduct research and collect data to determine the best paths forward for their offshore wind projects. Both companies plan to update and …

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Lawsuit filed to stop construction of Smyrna solar farm

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A Smyrna landowner has filed a lawsuit to stop the construction of a 200-acre solar farm behind Boondocks Restaurant and Store near Woodland Beach. Donald Goldsborough owns a 342- acre property across the street from Boondocks, in between Lighthouse Road and Woodland Beach Road.  He and a newly-formed group called Citizens Against Solar Pollution have filed suit against Kent County …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touts electric buses in Wilmington

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION PETE BUTTIGIEG SPEAKS AT THE DART ADMINISTRATION AND BUS FACILITY IN WILMINGTON. PHOTO BY DANIEL SATO/OFFICE OF GOV. JOHN CARNEY. United States Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Wilmington Friday where he highlighted investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and spoke about how they’re helping modernize Delaware’s public transit bus fleet.  The federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law …

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Curbside residential EV charger bill released from House committee

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A bill heard by the House Energy Committee Tuesday would require Dover, Wilmington and Newark to set up a permitting process for curbside residential EV chargers/Getty Images A bill released from the House Energy Committee Tuesday could soon require Delaware’s three largest cities to make it easier for residents to install personal electric vehicle charging stations.  Senate Substitute 1 for …

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Ørsted’s Skipjack 2 offshore wind project given the green light

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines, Health

Photo courtesy of Ørsted. The Maryland Public Service Commission has selected Danish multinational power company Ørsted’s Skipjack Wind 2 for a 20-year Offshore Renewable Energy Credit. Skipjack Wind 2 is an 846-megawatt offshore turbine project that aims to power approximately 250,000 homes in the Delmarva region with clean energy. Though the energy produced will mostly go to other states, Delaware …