House approves bills on tenants, solar panels, theft

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

On Tuesday, the House approved bills ranging from a tenant bill of rights to making certain buildings ready for solar panels. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Bryan Townsend, D-Newark, would give tenants below 200% of the federal poverty line free legal representation if they are evicted. The bill would create a Right to …

First State school districts will receive at least $500,000 for solar panels to create renewable energy. (Unsplash)

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

Jarek RutzHeadlines, 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 …


Energy bills about council, net metering head to House floor

Jarek RutzGovernment, Headlines

Energy bills pertaining to the Governor’s Energy Advisory Council and how much those who own solar panels can claim back on month power bills were both released by the House Natural Resources Committee Thursday. Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro, wasn’t happy with either. Senate Bill 310: Governor’s Energy Advisory Council Sponsored by Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Newark, SB 310 updates the Governor’s …