Category: Green

With federal incentives, Dover locks in savings on solar power

A bright future is in store for those who get their electricity from Dover: Lower costs.  “It’s very good news,” Jim Robinson, the city’s electric director, said of newly approved plans to buy as much as 75 megawatts of solar power. “The price of panels has come down dramatically, and panels are much more efficient.”…

A former state legislator turned activist for sustainability from a business perspective has formed the Delaware Sustainable Business Council as a chapter of a national organization. Melanie George Smith, who founded Sustainable World Strategies after deciding not to seek re-election for her seat in House District 5, says sustainability builds on “the new conscious capitalism”…

What does sustainable tech have to do with making money?

Technology may allow us to play Candy Crush while waiting in line or take slick Instagram photos of our breakfast, but it has greater possibilities than day-to-day convenience — one of them being the ability to save the environment. For business owners, this can be easy to forget. But if you think sustainability is all…

Delaware Dialogue: Data, Anecdotes and the  Benefit of “Cheerleaders”

We kicked off our first Delaware Dialogue with a robust discussion about whether many Delaware business and political leaders are paying enough attention to data that says Delaware’s economy is struggling in favor of pushing out a positive message. That discussion veered into a number of different areas, including the importance of focusing on public…

  Bala Cynwyd-based Franklin Energy is holding a ribbon cutting for it first Delaware office next week. The Newport location will serve as the energy company’s home in Delaware. Franklin Energy manages the Energize Delaware Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and supports Delaware’s Weatherization Assistance Program. Both efforts aim to improve energy efficiency Home Performance…

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on Monday announced the closure of two State Parks through May. The Division of Parks and Recreation, which manages Delaware State Parks, will close a portion of the Cape Henlopen fishing pier. The 20-foot segment sustained ice damage over the winter, and engineers determined it must…

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation today reported less robust second quarter financial results. The company’s net income for the quarter ended June 30 was $6 million, compared to $8 million in the same quarter of 2016. Earnings per share 37 cents, compared to 52 cents for the same quarter of 2016. The decline in net income reflected…