Delaware could buy offshore wind power at less than half the cost it currently pays for fossil fuel-powered electricity, after the health and climate impacts of the current supply are taken into account, according to a University of Delaware report for the state, released Thursday.
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The federal district court in Delaware has remanded the climate change lawsuit filed by the State of Delaware against a variety of fossil fuel companies (including the oil majors) to state court. This lawsuit is one of the cases filed in the latest wave of climate change litigation, which generally feature nuisance claims against fossil fuel producers.
Today, 35 groups from across the Delmarva region issued a letter to Governor Carney, urging his opposition to factory farm biogas infrastructure development moving forward in Delaware. The controversial Bioenergy DevCo biogas scheme in Sussex County currently seeking state permits will be the first facility of its kind in the state and region. Groups warn that the project is only the start of what could be a destructive regional industry buildout, if allowed unchecked.
At least 40 climate activists assembled outside President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home on Saturday afternoon. The movement, called Occupy Biden, has been camped out round the clock at 909 Centre Road since Christmas Day and ended their week-long occupation with a rally and march.
While two energy companies are eying farmland in the northern part of the county and the city of Muncie has been pressing ahead with plans for a solar field at the site of a former General Motors plant in the central part of the city, one local business is adding solar to its energy mix.
The Maryland Public Service Commission announced Dec. 17 it has selected Skipjack Wind 2, an offshore wind clean energy project proposed by Ørsted, for a 20-year Offshore Renewable Energy Credit.
An energy watchdog group recently released a report outlining the dirtiest power plants in the nation.
The report, by Find Energy, an independent website that compares local electricity providers and solar installers throughout the United States, states carbon dioxide emissions are increasingly affecting populations with electricity generation being one of the leading causes behind the added emissions.
As the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, known as RGGI, undergoes a thorough review by participating states, environmental advocates are demanding more ambitious emission reduction targets and a mandate for equitable distribution of the revenues.
Rivers in the United States have been dammed for centuries, which has interrupted the flow of species — from salmon in the Pacific Northwest to shad in the Mid-Atlantic. Keeping those waterways free flowing and restoring those ecosystems improves the health and sustainability of those rivers.