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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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  • Delaware’s Climate Action Plan



  • Hydrofluorocarbons

    In March of 2021, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) adopted a regulation on prohibitions of hydrofluorocarbons in specific end-uses.

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    Christian Wisniewski Division of Air Quality 302-739-9402



    Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

    Delaware is a participant in a multi-state carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program developed as a cooperative effort among the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia to cap and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power sector. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that contributes


    Clean Power Plan Meetings

    In 2015, the EPA set the first-ever carbon pollution limits for existing power plants. The rules, known as the Clean Power Plan, were issued under the Clean Air Act. Between 2014, when the Plan was just a proposal, then and 2018, when the EPA reversed itself and rescinded those rules, DNREC worked with residents and


    Planning for Clean Power

    The state of Delaware began working on a Clean Power Plan in response to carbon pollution limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015. In August of 2018, the EPA reversed itself and repealed those rules. It has proposed a new “Affordable Clean Energy” rule instead. The state is now working with


    Greenhouse Gas Offsets

    The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) allows participating states to identify and take credit for project-based greenhouse gas reductions outside of the electric sector, which is subject to the RGGI cap-and-trade program.

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    Christian Wisniewski Division of Air


    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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