Delaware State Government Sets Clean Energy Targets, 30% Overall Cut
Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed an executive order on February 17 setting energy efficiency goals for the state government to achieve overall reduction of 30% energy consumption. The action, which establishes clean energy targets in five key areas, directs all state executive agencies to attain an overall 10% reduction in energy consumption from fiscal year (FY) 2008 totals by the end of FY-2011, increasing to a 30% cut by FY 2015. Markell termed the goals aggressive but achievable.
The governor's targets include:
Under Markell's initiative, the state will track energy usage and benchmark facility performance in order to prioritize the most cost-effective improvement projects. See the governor's press release, and the the governor's executive order.