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Home Energy Rebate Programs

The Home Efficiency Rebate Program and Home Electrification and Appliance Rebate Program, which are expected to launch once funding is received later this year, are designed to help Delawareans reduce home energy costs.

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The Davis-Bacon Act

The Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) is a federal law that requires contractors and subcontractors working on federally funded or assisted public building/public work construction contracts exceeding $2,000 to pay their laborers and mechanics no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits.
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Justice40 Initiative

The Justice40 Initiative (J40) calls for 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal investments to flow to disadvantaged communities (DACs). At its core, the initiative provides a pathway for equitable deep decarbonization that transforms and builds wealth in underserved/overburdened communities.
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Build America, Buy America Act

The Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) refers to a series of regulations and policies designed to promote the use of American-made materials and products in federally funded infrastructure projects. The goal of BABA is to help support domestic manufacturing, create jobs and stimulate economic growth.



The Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Program provides incentives for Delawareans and Delaware businesses to buy or lease new battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, and for residents to purchase used battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is a formula grant program designed to assist states, local governments and tribes to implement strategies to reduce energy use, reduce fossil fuel emissions and improve energy efficiency.
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Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

The DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy uses an integrated approach of applied science, education, policy development, and incentives to address Delaware’s climate, energy and coastal challenges. Climate and Sustainability Programs The Climate and


Climate Pollution Reduction Grant

The Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program is a federal grant administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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About the 40101(d) Grid Resiliency Grant

This is a collection of questions and answers about the 40101(d) Grid Resiliency Grants.

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Heather Hubbard 302-735-3352
If you have further questions about grid resiliency, the committee, and the application process, please refer to the Application Overview


Program Guidelines and Operational Procedures

The purpose of these guidelines is to define procedures relating to the Cool Switch Low-Impact Refrigerant Program (Cool Switch). The goal in establishing these guidelines is to provide a streamlined procedure for administering and distributing program funds. These guidelines provide rules of practice and procedures for rebate applications and disbursement of rebates for low-impact


40101(d) Grid Resiliency Grants

Section 40101(d) of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a Grid Resiliency Grant of up to $1.4 million yearly for five years for utility providers to improve the energy grid against disruptions and natural hazards.

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Heather Hubbard 302-735-3352



GEAC Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies Workgroup

The Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies workgroup of the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council (GEAC) will explore renewable energy portfolio standards, offshore wind, clean hydrogen, energy storage, emerging technologies and other topics raised by members. Meetings of the council and its workgroups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.


GEAC Grid Modernization Workgroup

The Grid Modernization workgroup of the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council (GEAC) will explore transmission and distribution systems, resiliency, reliability and other topics raised by members. Meetings of the council and its workgroups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar. Meeting materials are posted following each meeting on that


GEAC Environmental Justice and Energy Equity Workgroup

The Environmental Justice and Energy Equity workgroup of the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council (GEAC) will explore the impact of energy systems on environmental justice communities, societal benefit programs, the Justice40 Initiative, workforce development and other topics raised by members. Meetings of the council and its workgroups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public


GEAC Energy Efficiency and Electrification Workgroup

The Energy Efficiency and Electrification workgroup of the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council (GEAC) will explore current energy efficiency programs, transportation electrification, electric vehicles, building electrification, reliability and other topics raised by members.  Meetings of the council and its workgroups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.


Program Guidelines and Operational Procedures

This page presents the program guidelines and operational procedures for the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF), which provides rebates to support non-residential facilities in replacing aging and inefficient equipment and systems with energy efficient alternatives. Contents
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About the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund

This is a collection of questions and answers about the Delaware Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF). If you have questions on program eligibility, the application process or need help completing the application, email DCCE.EnergyRebates@NV5.com or call 802-482-5645. Please refer to the program guidelines for more details for the specific pathway requirements and


Energy Advisory Council Meetings

Meetings of the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council (GEAC) and its working groups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events (listed below) and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar. Meeting materials are posted following each meeting on that meeting’s page on the DNREC Calendar of Events. All of the meetings of the council and working groups


Energy Advisory Council Membership

The membership of the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council is set in the amended Delaware Energy Act. There are 25 members, representing different branches of the state government, elected officials, the commercial sector, and the public at large. Ed Kee, Chair Sen. Stephanie Hansen Rep.


Governor’s Energy Advisory Council

The Governor’s Energy Advisory Council (GEAC) is charged with providing recommendations to DNREC’s State Energy Office on updates to the Delaware Energy Plan and with monitoring and proposing actions to enhance Delaware’s energy system, including actions to lessen the climate change impacts and providing counsel to the Governor on promoting an economic, reliable and competitive


DNREC State Energy Office

The State Energy Office provides guidance on adopting and implementing smart energy choices through energy conservation and efficiency measures. The Energy Office Can Help You
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Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 makes the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history, enabling America to tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and put the United States on a pathway to achieving the Biden Administration’s climate goals, including a net-zero economy by 2050. [column md=”5″ xclass=”col-xs-12


Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, is a $1 trillion investment in rebuilding America’s roads, bridges and rails, expanding access to clean drinking water, improving access to high-speed internet, tackling the climate crisis, advancing environmental justice and investing in communities. 



Energy Efficiency Investment Fund

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) administers Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) rebates to support non-residential facilities in replacing aging and inefficient equipment and systems with energy efficient alternatives.

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EEIF Participating Contractors

This page lists contractors who are available and qualified to develop and complete projects funded under the Delaware Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF). To be considered as a participating contractor, firms must complete an application listing their areas of expertise and documenting their Delaware and professional licensing and insurance. Applications must be


Low- to Moderate-Income Solar Pilot Program

The DNREC Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Solar Pilot Program is meant to bring renewable energy to a segment of the Delaware population that has historically been underserved by existing state programs and incentives. Grant funding is available to promote the use of renewable energy in Delaware for low-


Implementing Delaware’s Climate Action Plan

Delaware has for more than a decade been working to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and increase the state’s resilience to climate change. The Climate Action Plan outlines broad strategies and specific actions that can be taken to further those efforts.



Delaware Climate Leadership Academy

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) administers the Delaware Climate Leadership Academy, which aims to build climate literacy and awareness in the state.
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Climate Leadership Academy Programs

The Delaware Climate Leadership Academy offers programs for public and private sector professionals and leaders to learn how climate change is impacting Delaware, build preparedness and advance solutions through collaboration and technical training.
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About the Academy

The Delaware Climate Leadership Academy is a DNREC-sponsored initiative established to provide foundational and continuing education on climate risk assessment, planning and solutions for state and local government officials, infrastructure executives and business leaders.
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Offshore Wind

Delaware continues to explore opportunities and challenges presented by the growing offshore wind industry. The state has set a target of achieving 40% renewable energy by 2035. Increasing renewable energy in Delaware is also identified as a strategy in Delaware’s Climate Action Plan to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are driving


Climate and Sustainability Initiatives

DNREC’s Climate and Sustainability Section is charged with reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change and improving Delaware’s resiliency to impacts of climate change. We accomplish this through technical assistance, financial incentives, policy development, pilot projects and education initiatives.



Delaware’s Climate Impacts

Climate change looks different depending on where you are in the world. In Delaware, climate change primarily takes the form of sea level rise, increasing temperatures and more frequent intense storms, including heavy precipitation and flooding.
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Climate Change Basics

Earth’s climate is changing, resulting in increasing temperatures and precipitation, and contributing to extreme weather and rising seas. The effects of climate change are already being observed in Delaware.
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    Delaware Emissions

    Human activities have increased the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, threatening the health and wellbeing of the people of Delaware.
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  • Actions You Can Take

    Climate change is a global issue that will require global solutions, but we can all play a part in that greater effort by reducing our energy usage and conserving our resources.
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    Minimizing Impacts

    By maximizing resilience and adapting to climate change impacts now, we are better prepared for extreme and unexpected events.
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    Data and Tools

    Delaware has taken steps to address the causes and consequences of climate change with the goal of minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and maximizing resilience to the impacts of climate change we are witnessing today.
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    Terms and Definitions

    A glossary of terms used in the Delaware Climate Action Plan and in conversations about climate issues.
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    Minimizing Emissions

    By minimizing greenhouse gas emissions now, we contribute to a worldwide effort to reduce the severity of rapid climate change.
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  • I Am in Local Government

    The Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy provides programs and assistance for local governments in Delaware. Find information on grants, rebates and sustainability help for local government.
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    I Am a Resident of Delaware

    The Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy provides programs and assistance for residents and property owners. Find information on grants, rebates and programs for residents.
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  • I Am a Business Owner

    The Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy provides programs and assistance for business owners. Find information on grants, rebates and programs for businesses.
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    Public Participation

    Public participation has been essential to developing Delaware’s Climate Action Plan. In addition to public workshops held in the spring and fall of 2020, online surveys and comment forms soliciting public input, DNREC sought insight from Delaware-based technical stakeholders in the buildings, electric power, industrial transportation and waste sectors —


    Delaware’s Climate Action Plan

    The warming climate impacts our daily lives and economy, and it affects us all. With all that’s at stake, it’s time for us to act together.
    The first Climate Action Plan Implementation Report, assembled by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control as required by legislation enacted


    Cool Switch Low-Impact Refrigerant Program

    The Cool Switch Low-Impact Refrigerant Program’s goal is to incentivize the use of refrigerants with lower Global Warming Potential impacts.

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    Chloe Hennig Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy 302-735-3480
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    Junior Solar Sprint

    The annual Junior Solar Sprint is a statewide challenge of ingenuity, engineering, and speed for students in grades five through eight.

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    Jim Lee Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy 302-735-3480
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    Efficient and Renewable Energy

    The Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy supports energy efficiency and conservation programs that help reduce energy use and its impact on the state’s environment and public health. The Division supports the use of renewable energy by homeowners and businesses through grant funding, incentives, and technical guidance.
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    CZCPA Work Groups

    Four Work Groups were formed to provide technical support to the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act (CZCPA) Regulatory Advisory Committee (RAC). This page contains information about each of the four Work Groups, including focus areas and meeting materials. Due to the complex nature of many topics addressed in the Coastal Zone Conversion Permit Act,


    Offshore Wind Working Group

    Governor John Carney established the Offshore Wind Working Group in August, 2017, to study opportunities for Delaware to participate in developing offshore wind. The Working Group met from October, 2017, through June 2018, when it submitted its report to the Governor.
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