Category: Environment

Delaware businesses profit from going green

By Christi Milligan Metal-halide light fixtures are expensive, especially when they number in the hundreds. Just ask Pete Renzi, director of operations at I.G. Burton. The car dealership has used the lights at each of its five downstate locations, illuminating the expansive lots from twilight through morning to showcase new cars and thwart nighttime ne’er-do-wells.…

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.…

Energize Delaware spreads the word about energy efficiency

Tony DePrima may be his own best marketing tool.  After a restart of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU) in 2013, the executive director has been making rounds to promote the initiatives under its Energize Delaware banner. “I’ve done everything from church basement meetings to local government and rotary talks,” said DePrima. And he has…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions from many power plants. But officials from New England states downwind of coal plants expressed disappointment, and…