Bills passed Tuesday would offer rebates for electric vehicles and require some school buses to be electric, too. (Unsplash photo by Cchuttersnap)

Senate passes 5 environment bills, budget

Sam Haut Headlines, Government

On Tuesday, the Senate passed with five bills that relate to the environment, with Republicans offering some resistance, and a budget that had less opposition. House Bill 99, sponsored by Rep. Debra Heffernan, D-Brandywine Hundred South, would require that Delaware meet certain emission reduction requirements, getting to zero net emissions by 2050, and create climate change officers within all nine …

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4 climate bills draw support, criticism ahead of hearings

Sam Haut Government, 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 …

Delaware wants to increase the number of electric vehicles sold in the state. (Photo by Chuttersnap on Unsplash)

DNREC hears mostly support for EV mandate

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control on Wednesday heard from over 50 passionate people on a proposed electric vehicle regulation. The proposed Advanced Clean Car Program would, starting with the 2026 model year, require 35% of cars sold by Delaware dealerships to be zero-emission vehicles. That percentage would increase about 8% annually until it reaches 100% by …

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Delaware GOP sets 5 town halls on electric vehicle mandate

Sam Haut Government, Headlines

The Delaware GOP has scheduled five town hall meetings during the next two weeks that will focus on Gov. John Carney’s electric vehicle mandate. That mandate to make 35% of new vehicles electric in Delaware by 2025 and 100% of new vehicle sales electric by 2035, is expected to trigger a raft of new regulations from the Delaware Department of …

New Castle County to require new homes to be EV-charger ready

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

An electric vehicle charges. Photo courtesy of Nikon Corp. on Unsplash. All new residential units in New Castle County will be required to have the infrastructure to support electric vehicle charging, thanks to an ordinance passed by the County Council last week.  The ordinance, sponsored by Councilwoman Dee Durham, D-District 2, will help new home buyers more easily and less …