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EV bills inch closer to law as GOP continues opposition

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Several energy-related bills waltzed through the House Resources and Energy Committee Tuesday, despite Republican opposition. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 7, sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown, would update the responsibilities of the State Energy Office to include developing the State Energy Plan, the state’s Climate Action Plan, and transitioning Delaware towards more renewable energy. The bill is a …

GOP town hall electric vehicle

60 attend GOP’s Bellefonte town hall about electric vehicles

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

NOTE: This has been edited to correct information in speakers’ presentations. Most of the 60 people who showed up at the Thursday Delaware GOP town hall about a state electric vehicle mandate were clearly and adamantly opposed to it. A few, apparently members of the Sierra Club, which encouraged people to attend, spoke out in favor. One agitated woman who …

Emissions

Carbon emissions goals released from Senate committee

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A controversial bill setting Delaware’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions was released from the Senate Environment and Energy Committee Wednesday and will advance to the Senate floor for a vote.  Senate Bill 305, the Delaware Climate Change Solutions Act, would require Delaware to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% before 2030 and by 90% before 2050.  Opponents said the …