Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Energy Used by Delawareans Workgroup
- Reducing Environmental Footprint of Delaware Energy Use Workgroup final report
The Environmental Footprint Workgroup may address energy issues that include:
Evaluating and preparing for impacts on Delaware and its residents of changing temperatures, weather and sea level rise.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions:
Reducing releases of greenhouse gases - such as carbon dioxide and methane - from people, transportation and businesses.
Capacity to meet future electricity needs in Delaware
Environmental Impact of Electricity Generation:
Kinds of fuels used to generate electricity (coal, natural gas, oil, wind, biomass, solar)
Localized home heating and electricity generation (i.e., "Distributed generation")
Environmental Footprint Workgroup
|Mark Barteau, Chair
||University of Delaware Energy Institute|
||Delaware Office of Management and Budget (OMB)|
||UD Energy Institute|
||Eastern Shore Natural Gas |
||Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC)|
||UD Cooperative Extension|
|Elizabeth (Lisa) Pertzoff
||League of Women Voters of Delaware|
||UD College of Marine and Earth Studies|
||DNREC Division of Air & Waste Management|
||Dover City Council|
||The Sierra Club|
||Energy Transition Consulting|
||Delaware Electric Cooperative|
||DNREC Office of the Secretary's Delaware Energy Office|
||DNREC Office of the Secretary Planning Director|
||White Pine Energy|
|Delaware Energy Office|
||A. Kreiner Company|
Agendas from previous workgroup meetings
Workgroup meeting outlines
- May 28- Introduction and Background Presentation by Mark Barteau, Environmental Footprint workgroup chair. Its intent is to review basic energy facts about the United States as a whole and Delaware's position relative to the U.S. while also suggesting potential issues to be addressed.
- June 25 - Delaware Environmental Impacts - Air v4. This presentation by Ali Mirzakhalili of DNREC's Air Quality Management Section reviews the air quality impacts of energy production and use in Delaware. The presentation also discusses both Federal and State Air Quality regulations and illustrates how those regulations are expected to lower air pollutants in the future.
- June 25 - Energy Legislation and Sustainable Energy Utilization (SEU). This presentation by Charlie Smisson of the DNREC Energy Office reviews energy legislation enacted in Delaware including but not limited to the Green Energy Program, Net Metering and the Renewable Portfolio Standard. This presentation also discusses the SEU's operational structure, economics and its energy reduction goals.
- June 25 - Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway (MAPP) presentation by Jim Summers, Delmarva Power. This presentation reviews regional energy transmission congestion issues. This presentation discusses the costs and impacts of congestion, future growth and load needs and possible solutions to the transmission congestion problem.
- July 30 - Delaware's Wind Resource, presentation by Dr. Willet Kempton, University of Delaware. This presentation reviews Delaware's offshore wind potential and also discusses costs and impacts of other renewable energy forms and possible solutions to the energy transmission congestion problem.
- Aug. 27 - Delaware's Energy and Climate Crisis, presented by Chad Tolman of the Sierra Club. A review of the potential risks to Delaware from climate change and melting of the polar icecaps and possible solutions to alleviating these risks.
- Related materials
- 2007 Delaware Electric Cooperative Annual Supply Planning Report
- Delaware Climate Change Action Plan
- Maryland Commission on Climate Change
- New Jersey Master Energy Plan
- Cap-and-Trade Chart
- State Greenhouse Gas Table