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More than two years after chemical leak, Delaware Croda plant still making fixes

By Mark Eichmann Photo: Mark Eichmann
Croda’s ethylene oxide plant has been out-of-commission since Thanksgiving weekend 2018. That’s when a leak of ethylene oxide wreaked havoc with holiday traffic on the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which sits just a few hundred feet…

Delaware announces regulation to phase-out HFC chemicals

By Nick Ciolino Photo by Milton Pratt
Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) recently announced new restrictions on substances called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, which it says are hundreds of thousands of times more potent than C02 in contributing to…

DNREC publishes planned regulations for phasing in greener refrigerants

By Delaware Business Now
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) regulations were published March 1 in the state’s Register of Regulations.

New Regulation Requirements Aimed at Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Effective Sept. 1

Taking aim at greenhouse gases and accelerating the state’s engagement in working to curtail global warming, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today that a new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) regulation will be…

Fracking Banned in the Delaware River Basin!

By Marisa Guerrero and Kimberly Ong
Today marks an important day for public health and environmental protection: fracking is now banned in the Delaware River Basin. 

Delaware to boost renewable energy requirements by 2035

By Mark Eichmann
Wind, solar, and other renewable sources will make up a bigger chunk of Delaware’s energy supply by 2035. In 2005, the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act mandated that Delaware’s energy providers derive 25% of their…

Sierra Club, some House Republicans not happy with 40% renewables mandate

By Delaware Business Now
Not everyone is happy with recently passed legislation that will boost electricity from renewable energy from the 2025 figure of 25 percent to 40 percent by 2035. State Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown, sponsored the bill.

Delaware legislature approves 40% renewable energy goal

By Jacob Owens Photo by Zbynek Burival
A bill to push Delaware’s renewable energy mandate up to 40% by 2035 flew through both sides of the state legislature in less than two January weeks, and now awaits the signature of Gov. John…

‘It’s refreshing’: Delaware Sen. Carper applauds Biden’s climate moves

By Mark Eichmann
For the past four years, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware fought the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back environmental protections as the ranking Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Newark electric customers get a 100% renewable option

By Delaware Business Now
The Newark City Council has adopted an ordinance that will allow customers to pay a few dollars a month to get 100 percent of their electricity from nonfossil fuel sources.