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School districts to receive at least $500k for solar panels

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Delaware’s 19 public school districts will receive at least $500,000 each to install solar panels to reduce energy consumption for certain school buildings.  Energize Delaware, an energy conservation group, has launched the grant program to encourage First State district schools to reduce their energy costs. “School districts use a lot of energy and the savings will lower their expenses for …


Sussex biogas facility expansion subject of upcoming workshop

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Delaware’s environmental control agency will hold a virtual community workshop on Sept. 28 to discuss a proposal to expand a Seaford biogas facility. Biogas is a renewable fuel produced by the breakdown of organic matter, such as animal manure. The result is a mixture of gases, primarily consisting of methane, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. Bioenergy Devco, the company that …

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Offshore wind research to begin near DE Seashore State Park

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Visitors to Delaware Seashore State Park will see an increase in research activity in the coming months, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Monday. US Wind and Ørsted, two offshore wind energy development companies, will conduct research and collect data to determine the best paths forward for their offshore wind projects. Both companies plan to update and …

Lawsuit filed to stop construction of Smyrna solar farm

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A Smyrna landowner has filed a lawsuit to stop the construction of a 200-acre solar farm behind Boondocks Restaurant and Store near Woodland Beach. Donald Goldsborough owns a 342- acre property across the street from Boondocks, in between Lighthouse Road and Woodland Beach Road.  He and a newly-formed group called Citizens Against Solar Pollution have filed suit against Kent County …