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The Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies working group 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 working groups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.
The Grid Modernization working group 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 working groups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar. Meeting materials are posted following each meeting
The Environmental Justice and Energy Equity working group 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 working groups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on
The Energy Efficiency and Electrification working group 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 working groups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.
The purpose of these guidelines is to define procedures relating to the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF, also referred to as “Fund,” or “program”). 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 grant
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, please email EEIF.Grants@nv5.com or call 802-482-5645. Please refer to the program guidelines for more details for the specific pathway requirements and full
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Inflation Reduction Act
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The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) administers Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) grants to support non-residential facilities in replacing aging and inefficient equipment and systems with energy efficient alternatives.
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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
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-
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.
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. About the Academy Academy Programs
Use the form below to apply for enrollment in one of the next class cohorts of the Delaware Climate Leadership Academy.
Completing this application does not guarantee a place in the Delaware Climate Leadership Academy. Applicants will be notified of the status of
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. Climate Leadership 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. Climate Leadership Academy
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 change.
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.
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. Climate Action Plan Menu
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. Climate Action Plan Menu
Human activities have increased the amount of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, threatening the health and wellbeing of the people of Delaware. Climate Action Plan Menu Delaware’s Climate Action Plan
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. Climate Action Plan Menu
By maximizing resilience and adapting to climate change impacts now, we are better prepared for extreme and unexpected events. Climate Action Plan Menu Delaware’s Climate Action Plan
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. Climate Action Plan Menu
A glossary of terms used in the Delaware Climate Action Plan and in conversations about climate issues. Climate Action Plan Menu Delaware’s Climate Action Plan
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By minimizing greenhouse gas emissions now, we contribute to a worldwide effort to reduce the severity of rapid climate change. Climate Action Plan Menu Delaware’s Climate Action Plan
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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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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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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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 —
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.
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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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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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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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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,
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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On June 6, 2017, the DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy hosted the Delaware Climate + Health Conference at the Buena Vista Conference Center in New Castle. The event brought together health and medical professionals, environmental and social groups, and critical services stakeholders to explore the ways
Workplace Charging is Important About 98 percent of electric vehicle charging is done at home or at work. Whether or not a workplace has a charging station can be a determining factor in an employee’s ability to purchase and commute with an electric car. Providing charging for employees provides several benefits to
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Looking to install a renewable energy system? DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy maintains the list below of contractors that can install different types of renewable energy technologies supported by green energy funding programs. If your contractor is not listed as a current participating contractor, please ask your contractor to submit a Participating
The Renewable Energy Standards Portfolio Act (26 Del.C. § 354(i) and (j)) includes a cost cap provision that allows the state to freeze the renewable Energy Portfolio Standards program if the costs exceed the benefits.
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The Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS) Workgroup came together in 2009 to assist the planning process and implementation of energy reduction objectives and quantitative targets for Delaware. The workgroup submitted its report to the Secretary of DNREC in June of 2011. Background The workgroup was established in the Energy Conservation and Efficiency
The DNREC 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. Every investment in energy efficiency helps increase productivity and profits for business, reduces the production of harmful greenhouse gasses, lowers energy costs, and improves the value
A community sustainability plan is a road-map for making a community a socially fair, economically strong, and environmentally healthy place to live, work, and play. Community Sustainability Plan
Developed in consultation with community members, a community sustainability plan is a long-term plan to help the community
Grant funds and incentives are available to promote the use of renewable energy in Delaware. The DNREC Green Energy Program includes several different types of green energy funding programs from the state’s major electric utilities.
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The Delaware Green Energy Program began in 1999 when the General Assembly deregulated Delaware’s electric utilities (26 Del.C. Ch. 10). In 1999, the General Assembly created a Green Energy Fund (29 Del.C. § 8057) and required Delmarva Power to fund it using contributions from Delmarva Power customers. The program, and energy assistance programs, have grown since then. The Delaware