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  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Delaware middle school students invited to build and race solar-powered cars in annual Junior Solar Sprint competition

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Delaware middle school students are encouraged to test their model car engineering skills and power up their solar panels for the 23rd annual Junior Solar Sprint race – a statewide challenge of creativity, engineering and speed that will culminate Thursday, April 27 with a day of racing at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.




DNREC announces LEED Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance certification of Richardson & Robbins Building

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Governor Jack Markell joined DNREC Secretary David Small, DNREC staff and project partners today to announce that DNREC’s downtown Dover campus, the Richardson & Robbins (R&R) Building, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in the category of Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance from the US Green Building Council.




DNREC Division of Energy & Climate expands clean vehicle rebates to include ‘bi-fuel’ vehicles

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate is expanding its popular Clean Vehicle Rebate program to include rebates for bi-fuel vehicles – propane or natural gas powered vehicles that also run on either gasoline or diesel. Delaware drivers will be eligible for a $1,350 rebate on bi-fuel vehicles purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2017.




DNREC Division of Energy & Climate offers tips to keep costs down and chase away chills

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016

DOVER – With winter just around the corner, it’s a good time to prepare your home and car for cold weather. You want to stay warm, of course, but that can mean using more energy in your home and more fuel in your car – and having less money in your pocket. To tip that balance more in your favor, DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate offers the following no- and low-cost tips to help you use less energy and save more money this winter and year-round.




DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate announces changes to the Green Energy Fund

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate today announced changes to the Green Energy Fund grant program for Delmarva Power residential customers. Projects with contracts signed on or after Dec. 1 will see slightly reduced grants for customer-owned solar energy systems. Another change to the program is that grants will no longer be offered for systems installed using a lease/power purchase agreement (PPA) financing model.







  Category: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control


Delaware middle school students invited to build and race solar-powered cars in annual Junior Solar Sprint competition

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Delaware middle school students are encouraged to test their model car engineering skills and power up their solar panels for the 23rd annual Junior Solar Sprint race – a statewide challenge of creativity, engineering and speed that will culminate Thursday, April 27 with a day of racing at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington.




DNREC announces LEED Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance certification of Richardson & Robbins Building

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Governor Jack Markell joined DNREC Secretary David Small, DNREC staff and project partners today to announce that DNREC’s downtown Dover campus, the Richardson & Robbins (R&R) Building, has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in the category of Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance from the US Green Building Council.




DNREC Division of Energy & Climate expands clean vehicle rebates to include ‘bi-fuel’ vehicles

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate is expanding its popular Clean Vehicle Rebate program to include rebates for bi-fuel vehicles – propane or natural gas powered vehicles that also run on either gasoline or diesel. Delaware drivers will be eligible for a $1,350 rebate on bi-fuel vehicles purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2017.




DNREC Division of Energy & Climate offers tips to keep costs down and chase away chills

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Monday, December 5, 2016

DOVER – With winter just around the corner, it’s a good time to prepare your home and car for cold weather. You want to stay warm, of course, but that can mean using more energy in your home and more fuel in your car – and having less money in your pocket. To tip that balance more in your favor, DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate offers the following no- and low-cost tips to help you use less energy and save more money this winter and year-round.




DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate announces changes to the Green Energy Fund

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy | Date Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate today announced changes to the Green Energy Fund grant program for Delmarva Power residential customers. Projects with contracts signed on or after Dec. 1 will see slightly reduced grants for customer-owned solar energy systems. Another change to the program is that grants will no longer be offered for systems installed using a lease/power purchase agreement (PPA) financing model.