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  Category: The Environment


Governor Carney Signs Legislation Raising Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Legislation sets target of 40 percent renewable energy by 2035 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 33, raising Delaware’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2035.  Click here to watch the virtual bill signing. The legislation – sponsored by Senator Stephanie Hansen and Representative Ed Osienski – will raise the percentage of […]




Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Major Investments in Clean Water

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride joined advocates and members of the General Assembly on Tuesday to announce significant new investments in clean water across Delaware. The Clean Water for Delaware Act — sponsored by Representative Longhurst and Senator McBride — will create […]




Governor Carney and 14 Governors Urge Congress to Act on Harmful PFAS

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Letter expresses need to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Governors of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin issued a letter to the leadership of both the House and Senate Armed Services […]




DNREC to hold public information sessions Sept. 9 in Dover and New Castle on state’s new refrigerant incentive program

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Governor John Carney | The Environment | Date Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold two public information sessions Monday, Sept. 9 detailing a new program that will provide incentives to Delaware businesses to install refrigeration systems less harmful to the environment than systems currently used by many businesses and organizations in the state. The first information session will take place at 11 a.m. at DNREC offices at 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720, while the second session is scheduled for 6 p.m. at DNREC’s State Street Commons offices, 100 W. Water St., Dover, DE 19904. 




DNREC announces finalized Coastal Zone Conversion Permit regulations, which become effective Sept. 11

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Economy | The Environment | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

DOVER – Final amendments to the Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone, approved Aug. 26 by the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board (CZICB), have been published in the September Register of Regulations and become effective Sept. 11, 2019, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. HB190, signed into law by Governor John Carney on Aug. 2, 2017, authorized the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to issue permits for construction and operation of new heavy industry uses at 14 existing heavy industry use sites within the state’s Coastal Zone.







  Category: The Environment


Governor Carney Signs Legislation Raising Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Legislation sets target of 40 percent renewable energy by 2035 WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 33, raising Delaware’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 40 percent by 2035.  Click here to watch the virtual bill signing. The legislation – sponsored by Senator Stephanie Hansen and Representative Ed Osienski – will raise the percentage of […]




Governor Carney, Legislators Announce Major Investments in Clean Water

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Senate President Pro Tempore David McBride joined advocates and members of the General Assembly on Tuesday to announce significant new investments in clean water across Delaware. The Clean Water for Delaware Act — sponsored by Representative Longhurst and Senator McBride — will create […]




Governor Carney and 14 Governors Urge Congress to Act on Harmful PFAS

Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Environment | Date Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Letter expresses need to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Governors of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin issued a letter to the leadership of both the House and Senate Armed Services […]




DNREC to hold public information sessions Sept. 9 in Dover and New Castle on state’s new refrigerant incentive program

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Air Quality | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Governor John Carney | The Environment | Date Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2019

DOVER – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will hold two public information sessions Monday, Sept. 9 detailing a new program that will provide incentives to Delaware businesses to install refrigeration systems less harmful to the environment than systems currently used by many businesses and organizations in the state. The first information session will take place at 11 a.m. at DNREC offices at 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle, DE 19720, while the second session is scheduled for 6 p.m. at DNREC’s State Street Commons offices, 100 W. Water St., Dover, DE 19904. 




DNREC announces finalized Coastal Zone Conversion Permit regulations, which become effective Sept. 11

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Governor John Carney | Office of the Governor | The Economy | The Environment | Date Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

DOVER – Final amendments to the Regulations Governing Delaware’s Coastal Zone, approved Aug. 26 by the Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board (CZICB), have been published in the September Register of Regulations and become effective Sept. 11, 2019, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced today. HB190, signed into law by Governor John Carney on Aug. 2, 2017, authorized the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to issue permits for construction and operation of new heavy industry uses at 14 existing heavy industry use sites within the state’s Coastal Zone.