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Title V Permit Modification Applications: Calpine Mid-Atlantic Generation

Calpine Mid-Atlantic Generation has submitted a request for significant permit modifications for three Peaking Stations (Christiana Energy Center, West Energy Center, and Delaware City Energy Center) in New Castle County.


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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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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Our Weatherization Assistance Program – Helping Families Reduce Energy Costs

DNREC can help even out the potentially high costs of home heating, and make a home more energy efficient, through the Weatherization Assistance Program.


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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Edward Synoski Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy 302-735-3480
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Title V Modification Application: Ameresco Delaware Energy LLC

Ameresco Delaware Energy LLC has submitted a request for a significant permit modification for operating permit AQM-001/00247(Renewal 1) for the facility at 1107 Willow Grove Rd. in Felton.


Junior Solar Sprint

The annual Junior Solar Sprint is a statewide challenge of ingenuity, engineering, and speed for students in fifth- through eighth-grade.

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



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. Delaware partners with the state’s utilities to


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 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


City of Newark Municipal Green Energy Program

The City of Newark offers grants to support photovoltaic, geothermal, solar water heating, and wind turbine renewable energy projects. Only customers who receive an electric bill directly from the City of Newark are eligible for this program.
Applications Photovoltaic Solar Hot Water Heating


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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City of Milford Municipal Green Energy Program

The City of Milford offers grants to support geothermal, solar water heating, and wind turbine renewable energy projects. Only customers who receive an electric bill directly from the City of Dover are eligible for this program.
Applications Solar Hot Water Heating Geothermal


City of Dover Municipal Green Energy Program

The City of Dover offers grants to support geothermal, solar water heating, and wind turbine renewable energy projects. Only customers who receive an electric bill directly from the City of Dover are eligible for this program.
Applications Solar Hot Water Heating Geothermal


Participating Contractors

Looking to install a renewable energy system? The 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


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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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 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 and


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 Green Energy Program includes several different types of green energy funding programs from the state’s major electric utilities.

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Green Energy Program 302-735-3480


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. DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal and 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 Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).


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 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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DNREC.EnergyEEIF@delaware.gov 302-735-3480



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


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.



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


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 and Energy, helps homeowners and renters cut their energy bills by weatherproofing and improving the energy efficiency of their homes. Many households spend a


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


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 require energy,


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


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. Delaware’s First Climate Action Plan DNREC recently held


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


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


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


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 and 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


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.


Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebates

DNREC offers rebates to lower the cost of electric vehicle charging stations that can be installed at your workplace, outside your businesses and in other public places.

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Clean Vehicle Rebates Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy


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. Application Questions
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