climate bills

4 climate bills draw support, criticism ahead of hearings

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Three House bills and one Senate bill are set to be heard Wednesday by the House Natural Resources and Energy committee and the Senate Environment Energy & Transportation committee.  All of them are part of an initiative by Gov. John Carney and Democratic legislators to lower harmful emissions in Delaware to improve air quality. The package includes eight bills, seven …

Newark has used an Energize Delaware grant to buy two e-mowers. (Newark photo)

Newark buys 4 EVs, 2 e-mowers and to add 6 charging stations

Ken MammarellaGovernment, Headlines

Newark has received $490,000 from Energize Delaware and $42,000 from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebates Program, which supports the Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program. “Newark is proud to be a sustainability leader in Delaware,” said Jeff Martindale, the city’s chief procurement and projects officer. “The grant funding will allow us to …

Delaware is developing plans to increase the number of charging stations for electric vehicles. (Kindel Media photo from Pexels)

Delaware plans how to subsidize electric charging stations

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Delaware is developing plans to increase the number of stations to charge electric vehicles, installed by private entities and partly subsidized with $15 million in federal funding. Breanne Preisen, with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy, said the funding will cover 80% of the cost, with station owners covering the remaining …

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State to hold virtual workshops on gas-powered vehicle ban

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s environmental protection agency will hold two virtual workshops this week on Gov. John Carney’s proposal to ban most gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. The meetings will be livestreamed Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. Carney announced in March that Delaware would adopt California’s zero-emission vehicle regulations, which require automakers to deliver an increasing number of zero-emission light-duty vehicles each year …

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Delaware to spend $18 million on EV chargers

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Delaware’s transportation department will use federal infrastructure funds to install multi-car electric vehicle chargers along major travel routes throughout the state. The move comes as part of a national effort to increase access to electric vehicle charging stations, thereby making electric vehicles a more reliable means of transportation. Delaware Department of Transportation secretary Nicole Majeski said installing charging stations in …

Curbside residential EV charger bill released from House committee

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A bill heard by the House Energy Committee Tuesday would require Dover, Wilmington and Newark to set up a permitting process for curbside residential EV chargers/Getty Images A bill released from the House Energy Committee Tuesday could soon require Delaware’s three largest cities to make it easier for residents to install personal electric vehicle charging stations.  Senate Substitute 1 for …