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.
The Delaware Energy Act directs DNREC to facilitate the development of a comprehensive State Energy Plan and directs the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council (GEAC) with providing recommendations to DNREC’s State Energy Office on updates to the plan, as well as 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 energy market for all Delaware consumers.
Delaware partners with the state’s utilities to make renewable energy programs possible. State law requires that utilities derive a growing part of their energy supplies from renewable sources. 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 and comfort of our homes and businesses.
The Energy Efficiency Advisory Council develops and deploys energy efficiency programs and financing mechanisms offered by Delaware energy providers.
The Energy Efficiency Investment Fund helps commercial and industrial customers replace aging, inefficient energy equipment and systems.
Delaware provides model energy conservation standards for local government building and plumbing rules and regulations.
The Green Energy Program provides rebates for residential and small scale renewable energy systems.
Delaware utilities must get an increasing percentage of their electricity from renewable resources.
The Cool Switch program provides incentives to use refrigerants with lower Global Warming Potential impacts.