— The electric cooperatives in Delaware are fighting to ensure that consumers are charged only what is needed, according to a new report from The New York Times.
The study, titled “Delaware’s Electric Co-ops: The Power of Innovation,” looks at the cooperative industry and what it can do to promote sustainable and renewable energy, as well as how the state has evolved to embrace and embrace renewable energy.
The cooperative industry is thriving, with nearly half of the nation’s electricity generated by renewable sources, according the study.
Delaware also leads the nation in renewable energy deployment and has a large percentage of its electricity generated from renewable sources.
A recent study estimated that the state’s renewable energy system could generate more than 1,000 gigawatts of electricity from renewable resources in 2021, with solar and wind power accounting for nearly half.
It is estimated that by 2030, Delaware will be producing more than 12,000 megawatts of renewable energy from its energy mix.
“Delaware has emerged as the leader of the renewables movement in the United States,” said Robert Siegel, director of the Institute for Energy Research at the University of Delaware.
“Delware’s cooperative model has the potential to dramatically transform the way the nation thinks about energy and climate.
In addition to increasing the renewable energy sector, the cooperative model offers a path to scale up renewable energy without the need for costly, carbon-intensive power plants, Siegel said.
For example, the Cooperative Energy Plan (CEP) of the Delaware Cooperative Energy Cooperative Board is a framework to accelerate the deployment of solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, geobasing, and other renewable energy resources across Delaware’s public and private utilities, according a report from the Cooperative Power and Public Service Commission.
Another model the study describes is the “New Energy for All” approach, which combines renewable energy with other sources to provide energy for the home and community without the carbon footprint of conventional energy sources.
The report also looked at how cooperative members have embraced renewable energy to create jobs.
According to the report, nearly all cooperatives are looking to create new jobs in their communities through the adoption of new technologies and strategies, including using solar and other low-carbon energy sources, investing in renewable and distributed energy resources, and promoting energy efficiency.
Cooperatives have been recognized as a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by adopting renewable energy strategies and promoting renewable energy investments, according Siegel.”
The New York-based Center for American Progress is a non-partisan public policy organization that advocates for progressive causes and aims to advance social justice, energy independence, and economic opportunity through analysis, communication, policy analysis, and litigation. “
Today, the state is leading the way in the transition to a sustainable economy, and Delaware’s energy cooperatives have a strong track record of meeting the Cooperators Act’s goals for clean, clean energy.”
The New York-based Center for American Progress is a non-partisan public policy organization that advocates for progressive causes and aims to advance social justice, energy independence, and economic opportunity through analysis, communication, policy analysis, and litigation.
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