DNREC provides grants for energy efficiency and clean fuel technology, supports energy policy development, and provides coordination and assistance to support sustainable land use and building practices.
Did you know that any place you stand in the State of Delaware is usually within one mile of a wetland? Approximately 25% of the state today is covered by wetlands, but a lot of wetland area has been lost over time due to land conversion to farms and housing developments, storms, and sea level rise.
Recognizing public health, the environment, and the economy as key components in finding solutions to air pollution, DNREC has made significant progress in adopting effective and publicly-acceptable plans for emissions reductions at the lowest costs to the regulated community.
The Watershed Approach to Toxics Assessment and Restoration (WATAR) has had many successful projects that can be attributed to the immense collaborative efforts between state, federal, non-governmental organizations
Rebates provide incentives for Delaware citizens and businesses to buy or lease new alternative fuel vehicles. The program also works in alignment with Delaware's commitment to innovation in the transportation sector, reducing greenhouse gases, and improving Delaware's air quality.
Aside from providing scenic vistas, serving recreational purposes, and fueling Delaware's ecotourism economy, wetlands have many other important functions. They clean and replenish our drinking waters, provide habitat and food for wildlife, absorb floodwaters, and protect our coasts from storm damage and sea level rise.