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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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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.
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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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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 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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Application Assistance 802-482-5645 All Other Questions 302-735-3480



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


Funding Opportunities for Tree Plantings

Funding for tree-plantings is available from a variety of sources for private residences and landowners, communities and homeowners associations, non-governmental organizations, parks, schools, municipalities, counties and state agencies. Private Residences and Landowners Clean Water Act 319 Grants from the


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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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.



A Tree for Every Delawarean

Trees are natural champions. From our state forests to our city parks, trees improve air and water quality, preserve soil, and support wildlife – and they play a critical role in helping to fight climate change.
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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 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 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 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


    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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    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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    Climate + Health Conference

    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

    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


    Climate, Coastal and Energy Contacts

    Dayna Cobb, Director 100 W. Water Street Dover, DE 19904 302-735-3480 dayna.cobb@delaware.gov
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    Participating Contractors

    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


    Renewable Energy Portfolio Cost Cap Provision

    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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    Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy


    Energy Efficiency Resource Standards Workgroup

    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


    Energy 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


    Sustainable Planning

    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


    Renewable Energy Assistance

    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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    Application Assistance 877-453-2327 All Other Questions


    History of Delaware Green Energy Programs

    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


    Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

    State law mandates that Delaware’s utilities derive 40 percent of their energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2035.

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    Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy 302-735-3480 Delaware Public Service Commission 302-736-7500


    Building Energy Codes

    Delaware has adopted national and international energy conservation standards to guide statewide rules and regulations for the building sector.
    Delaware Energy Code Support Hotline Call us at 1-877-494-1333 or email your questions
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    Delaware Renewable Energy Taskforce

    The Delaware Renewable Energy Taskforce was established under the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act (26 Del.C. § 351 – § 364) to provide recommendations on establishing renewable energy trading mechanisms and other structures to support the growth of renewable energy in Delaware.
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    Energy Security and Emergency Planning

    Energy security planning helps achieve a robust, secure and reliable energy infrastructure that is also resilient. Delaware must be able to restore services rapidly in the event of any disaster. Energy security accounts for responses to disruptions as they occur (extreme weather, infrastructure failure) and for long-term measures that reduce overall risk to and vulnerabilities


    Evaluation, Measurement and Verification

    Evaluation, Measurement, and Verification (EM&V) is the process by which energy professionals make sure energy efficiency programs and projects are saving energy and money as they were designed to. It helps energy professionals assess how programs are working, and decide what energy-saving strategies to pursue in the future. DNREC develops the regulations that guide EM&V


    Energy Efficiency Advisory Council Meetings

    Meetings of the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council and its subcommittees are posted on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar. Collected meeting materials are posted here for council members and the public. 2023 Meetings

    January 11, 2023 -- Energy Access and Equity Collaborative Workgroup

    January 17, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council EM&V Workgroup

    January 18, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    April 11, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council EM&V Workgroup

    April 12, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    April 25, 2023 -- Energy Access and Equity Collaborative Workgroup

    June 6, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    July 25, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council EM&V Workgroup

    July 26, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    August 9, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    October 10, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council EM&V Workgroup

    October 11, 2023 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    2022 Meetings

    January 11, 2022 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council EM&V Workgroup

    January 12, 2022 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    April 12, 2022 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council EM&V Workgroup

    April 13, 2022 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    June 29, 2022 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council EM&V Workgroup

    July 12, 2022 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council EM&V Workgroup

    July 13, 2022 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    October 11, 2022 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council EM&V Workgroup

    October 12, 2022 -- Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    Earlier Meetings


    The Delaware Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

    The Delaware Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) helps Delawareans reduce energy loss and cost through energy efficiency programs. The EEAC is a collaborative panel of representatives that develops statewide programs to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy usage, and lower consumer energy costs.

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    Landscape-Scale Green Infrastructure

    Green infrastructure is a nature-based approach that uses a combination of engineering and nature’s own systems to address environmental challenges like erosion, flooding, and air and water pollution.
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    Site-Scale Green Infrastructure

    Green infrastructure is a nature-based approach that uses a combination of engineering and nature’s own systems to address environmental challenges like erosion, flooding, and air and water pollution.
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    Green Infrastructure Basics

    Green infrastructure is a nature-based approach that uses a combination of engineering and nature’s own systems to address environmental challenges like erosion, flooding, and air and water pollution.



    Flood Risk and Avoidance

    The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) provides resources to state agencies and local government planners to help them identify and find ways to lessen risks from flooding. State agencies are responsible for building and maintaining infrastructure that keeps the state running. Roads, schools, wastewater treatment and parks are planned and paid





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