Category: Green

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) issued a $150,000 fine last week to the Delaware City Refining Company and parent company PBF Energy for violating an arrangement with the agency limiting where the facility can ship crude oil. The company agreed in 2013 that it would only ship to its Paulsboro,…

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer says the county will save $2.5 million to preserve local farmland through a partnership with Delaware’s farmland preservation program. Meyer has announced a $500,000 contribution to preserve county farmland, which he says saves taxpayers $2.5 million compared to the prior county administration’s plan to…

DOVER – 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,…

DOVER — Power Engineering magazine has named Chesapeake Utilities’ new natural-gas Eight Flags Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant as its “Best CHP Project of the Year.” “This award is meant to recognize innovative and creative power projects that play a unique role in meeting local and regional demand for power,” said Power Engineering Editor-in-Chief Russell…

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation today announced its net income for the year ended Dec. 31 was $41.1 million, or $2.72 per share, an increase of $5 million, or 25 cents per share, compared to 2014. The growth in net income and earnings per share in 2015 occurred despite the impact of significantly warmer temperatures, particularly in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The…

Wilmington, Del. — Governor Jack Markell endorsed President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse emissions from power plants by more than 30 percent by 2030, the most aggressive action taken by the nation to date in its efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change with the co-benefit of improving the country’s air quality and Delaware’s…

According to the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility Executive Director Tony DePrima, the nonprofit’s primary funding source is the Regional Green House Gas Initiative, which facilitates a CO2 cap-and-trade program and reinvests in energy and consumer programs. The DESEU receives $10 to $12 million each year from that allotment. It also issued a $72.5 million bond.…