Delaware Governor Introduces Clean Energy Jobs Act

Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del., has unveiled the Delaware Clean Energy Jobs Act, legislation designed to create jobs, expand local manufacturing and establish Delaware as a national leader in the adoption of renewable energy, according to the governor's office.

The Clean Energy Jobs Act would facilitate the potential installation of approximately 300 MW of new solar photovoltaic systems by 2029. The act would also facilitate the potential installation of over 1,000 MW of utility-scale generation, likely in offshore wind power. Additional jobs would be created by prioritizing Delaware renewable energy projects and incentivizing the use of locally manufactured systems.

The legislation would add a longer-range target to the state's existing renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Under the act, Delaware would be on a course to receive 30% of its energy supplies from renewable sources by 2029. In addition, the legislation would seek uniformity in the RPS and include a local-generation component to maximize the economic development potential from solar and wind.

For a fact sheet on the Clean Energy Jobs Act, click here.

SOURCE: Office Of Gov. Jack Markell

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