Delaware News

The following news clips highlight Delaware involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 26, 2014

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Energy Department awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources. More

November 7, 2012

Interior Announces Lease for Delaware Offshore Wind

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management have reached agreement on the first commercial lease under DOI's "Smart from the Start" initiative for offshore wind energy development. The lease is for a site off the Delaware coast. More

August 8, 2012

Six New England States Launch Regional Renewable Energy Initiative

The New England Governors' Conference has passed a resolution to launch a coordinated regional procurement of renewable energy. As a result, a request for proposals will be issued in 2013 for renewable energy projects in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. More

July 5, 2012

Administration Makes Major Advances in Energy Efficiency Access

The Obama Administration announced that 36 new members have joined the Better Buildings Challenge. More

February 8, 2012

Interior Department Takes Key Step in Offshore Wind Leasing

The Department of the Interior has announced that it is moving ahead with offshore wind energy areas along the Atlantic Coast. More

February 16, 2011

BOEMRE Preparing Assessment for Offshore Wind in the mid-Atlantic

Public comment is being sought mid-Atlantic offshore wind development is being accepted through March 11, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has announced. More

November 24, 2010

Interior Department Launches Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Initiative

The Department of the Interior has launched a "Smart from the Start" wind energy initiative to speed offshore wind development on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. More

June 16, 2010

DOI and 10 East Coast States Form an Offshore Wind Energy Consortium

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and 10 East Coast states have established the Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Consortium to promote the development of wind resources on the Outer Continental Shelf. More

February 22, 2010

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.

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November 12, 2009

Three Mid-Atlantic States Form Offshore Wind Partnership

Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware sign an agreement to start development of offshore wind resources for renewable energy. More

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