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DelawareAlmost all of Delaware’s electricity comes from coal and natural gas – neither of which is produced in the state.1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1C5vbMX
On top of that, less than one-half of electricity sold in Delaware is generated in-state.2
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration
http://1.usa.gov/1FRQ8xB
The small state’s dependence on out-of-state energy is one of the reasons it enacted a renewable portfolio standard that mandates 25% of the state’s electricity come from renewables by 2025.3
Source:
DSIRE, February 2015
http://bit.ly/1BnVlak


Delaware only has one wind project currently online, a 2 megawatt installation at the University of Delaware.4
Source:
University of Delaware
http://bit.ly/1CKLz7x
Delaware has significantly more offshore wind potential than onshore wind potential,5
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2012
http://1.usa.gov/1zaqYYE
but an offshore wind energy project has been in limbo off the coast of Delaware for several years now.6
Source:
Bloomberg, October 2012
http://bloom.bg/1Hso0Q6


The state does generate energy from landfill gas,7
Source:
Delaware Business Daily, May 2014
http://bit.ly/1xWMfRr
and pro-solar policies – like a 3.5% carve-out in the state’s RPS – has Delaware’s solar industry set to expand.8
Source:
Solar Energy Industries Association
http://bit.ly/1N7UW2f
Learn more about energy in Delaware with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

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