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Delaware Applied Coastal Research Symposium

The 2019 Delaware Applied Coastal Research Symposium, hosted by the Division of Climate, Coastal, and Energy’s Coastal Programs, will bring together local coastal and estuary scientists and resource managers to promote research, to network, and to encourage collaboration to advance research for coastal management priorities. Using research to answer pressing coastal management
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Efficient and Renewable Energy

The Division of Energy and Climate 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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E2I: Energy Efficiency Industrial

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) provides grants through the Energy Efficiency Industrial (E2I) program to help large-scale energy users make their operations more energy efficient through innovative upgrades.
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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, & 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 climate change is exacerbating challenges in public and
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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
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Climate, Coastal, & Energy Contacts

Dayna Cobb, Director 100 W. Water Street, Suite 5A Dover, DE 19904 302.735.3480 dayna.cobb@delaware.gov
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Participating Contractors

Looking to install a renewable energy system? The Division of Climate, Coastal, & 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
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Renewable Energy Portfolio Cost Cap Provision

The Renewable Energy Standards Portfolio Act (26 Del. C. § 354(i) & (j)) includes a cost cap provision that allows the state to freeze the renewable Energy Portfolio Standards program if the costs exceed the benefits.

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

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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.
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Energy Efficiency

The Division of Climate, Coastal, & 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 and
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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
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Renewable Energy Assistance

Grant funds and incentives are available to promote the use of renewable energy in Delaware. The Green Energy Program includes several different types of green energy funding programs from the state’s major electric utilities.
Contact Us 302.735.3480 Green Energy Fund Annual Report 2018
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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
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Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

Delaware’s utilities are required to get an increasing percentage of their electricity from renewable resources. State law mandates that they derive 25% of their energy portfolios from renewable sources by 2025. This has created a market for the sale of renewable energy credits.
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Building Energy Codes

The state of Delaware has adopted national and international energy conservation standards to guide statewide rules and regulations for the building sector. The DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy issues and regularly updates regulations based on these standards, which come from the International Code Council (ICC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and
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Delaware Renewable Energy Taskforce

The Delaware Renewable Energy Taskforce was established under the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act (26 De.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 Efficiency Investment Fund

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) provides grants through the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) to help commercial and industrial customers replace aging, inefficient equipment and systems with energy efficient alternatives.
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Energy Assurance and Emergency Planning

Energy assurance 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 assurance accounts for responses to disruptions as they occur (extreme weather, infrastructure failure) and for long-term measures that reduce overall risk to and vulnerabilities
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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
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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.
2019 Meetings
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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.

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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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Renewable Energy

Delaware supports the use of renewable energy by homeowners and businesses through grant funding, incentives, and technical guidance. The state partners with utilities to make these programs possible. Delaware’s state law requires that utilities derive a growing part of their energy supplies from renewable sources.
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Weatherization Assistance Program

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) offers a free Weatherization Assistance Program to help establish comfortable, energy-saving homes. The program, run through the Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy, helps homeowners and renters cut their energy bills by weatherproofing and improving the energy efficiency of their homes.

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Sustainable Communities

Sustainable communities are vibrant, healthy and prepared to meet the challenges of a changing world. Sustainable communities are able to balance demands for environmental protection, resiliency, and economic growth. Sustainable Quality of Life Planning is central to sustainable, resilient and vibrant communities. Planning can happen at all levels of community organization
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Confronting Climate Change: What Can I Do?

You can help protect your family, friends, and communities from climate change by using less energy, making smart travel choices, weather-proofing your home, and choosing sustainable behaviors every day. The bad news is that human actions are the primary cause of climate change. Our everyday activities like driving gas cars and using electricity
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Adapting to Climate Change

Climate change affects the people and places we care about. Adaptation is a way to protect ourselves from the threats of climate change, including shifts in temperature, precipitation, and sea level rise.
Public Health Climate change is complicating the challenges we
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Taking Action

Climate change is a huge, complicated issue. In tackling a challenge of this scale, Delaware is taking action across state agencies to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, and to fortify the state against the impacts we already have begun to experience.
76% of Delawareans support
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Greenhouse Gases

Delaware is reducing the greenhouse gases that come from everyday activities like driving gas vehicles and using energy. This is the key to preventing the worst effects of climate change. Our actions today will determine the effects we experience in the near tomorrow. Climate change is caused by the burning of fossil fuels like
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Understanding Climate Change

In Delaware, scientists, state agencies and local partners are working together to understand how climate change is affecting our state. What do we know about climate change and Delaware? Climate change is already affecting Delaware. Over the coming years, we can anticipate even worse effects–more days of dangerously high heat, heavier
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Clean Fuel and Transportation Initiatives

Alternative fuel vehicles help us get from here to there with cleaner air and lower fueling costs. Electric cars, propane and natural gas vehicles, and bi-fuel vehicles are driven by Delawareans across all three counties, and more hit the road in the US every day. Clean transportation is a crucial strategy in lowering our greenhouse
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Delaware Clean Cities Coalition

The Delaware Clean Cities Coalition helps Delaware residents, businesses, and fleet operators work together to reduce the use of petroleum, develop regional economic opportunities, and improve air quality. The Coalition is housed within the DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy.
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Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program

Alternative fuel vehicles come in every shape and size, including large trucks. The Delaware Heavy-Duty Vehicle Rebate Program provides funds to help offset the costs of purchasing heavy duty dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The program proves rebates of $20,000 for new qualifying heavy duty CNG class 7 or 8 vehicles (GVW >26,000 pounds) and is aligned
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Alternative Bi-Fuel Vehicle Rebates

The Alternative Bi-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program provides incentives to encourage the use and deployment of bi-fuel vehicle technologies in Delaware. Bi-fuel vehicles for this program are defined as those vehicles that have two separate fueling systems that enable them to run on either propane or natural gas and a conventional fuel.
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Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebates

We offer rebates to lower the cost of electric vehicle charging stations that can be installed at your home, at your workplace, outside your businesses, and in other public places. This program is part of Delaware’s commitment to innovation in the transportation sector, reducing greenhouse gases, and improving Delaware’s air quality. It supports the
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Clean Vehicle Rebates: Questions and Answers

This is a collection of questions and answers about the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program. If you have questions that are not addressed here, please send them to us at DNREC.Transportation@delaware.gov.
Visit the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program page or contact the Division of Climate, Coastal,
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Alternative Fueling Station Locations

The US Department of Energy offers an Alternative Fuels Data Center with information, data, maps and online tools to help drivers, fleet managers, and transportation officials make full use of electric and other alternative fuel vehicles. The map widget below offers information about charging stations, by location. The information
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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 alternative fuel vehicles. The vehicle rebate program encourages the deployment of electric, natural gas, and propane-powered vehicles. It is aligned with Delaware’s commitment to innovation in the transportation sector, reducing greenhouse gases, and improving Delaware’s air quality.
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Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy

The Division of Climate, Coastal, & 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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