Delaware Governor Introduces Clean Energy Jobs Act

Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del., has unveiledthe Delaware Clean Energy Jobs Act, legislation designed to createjobs, expand local manufacturing and establish Delaware as a nationalleader in the adoption of renewable energy, according to the governor’soffice.

The Clean Energy Jobs Act would facilitate the potentialinstallation of approximately 300 MW of new solar photovoltaic systemsby 2029. The act would also facilitate the potential installation ofover 1,000 MW of utility-scale generation, likely in offshore windpower. Additional jobs would be created by prioritizing Delawarerenewable energy projects and incentivizing the use of locallymanufactured systems.

The legislation would add a longer-rangetarget to the state’s existing renewable portfolio standard (RPS).Under the act, Delaware would be on a course to receive 30% of itsenergy supplies from renewable sources by 2029. In addition, thelegislation would seek uniformity in the RPS and include alocal-generation component to maximize the economic developmentpotential from solar and wind.

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

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