Delaware Interfaith Power and Light

DELAWARE INTERFAITH POWER & LIGHT

2019-2020 HIGHLIGHTS

ADVOCACY

SB 250/SB 33:  Extensive efforts to support legislation increasing the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and expanding community solar opportunities, making it more affordable and accessible, https://delawareipl.org/wp/faith-leaders-urge-support-for-community-energy-authorities-act/. The bill did not make it to the floor but now a new version to increase the RPS passed both houses and a separate bill to address community solar is being drafted. Stay tuned!!

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE):  Administered by the Sustainable Energy Utility to facilitate and provide a new financing
financing mechanism for commercial energy efficiency projects through a voluntary assessment on property tax bills. https://www.delawarecpace.org.

OUR PROGRAMS

Climate Conversations:  creating opportunities to openly and respectfully share observations and perspectives related to climate change; to develop ways of talking about climate change and related issues that are less divisive and political and more unifying and practical; to explore practical solutions and available resources. To date we have hosted over 25 of these discussions, engaging over 800 people.

 

Faith EfficienciesAn energy audit, remediation and education program, funded by Energize Delaware, geared to faith communities throughout the state. The program includes virtual home energy presentations for members to help them lower their energy costs, increase comfort, create healthier indoor environments…and protect the planet

 

Windows of HopeEnergy-saving window inserts made by community members for community members; promoting a range of energy efficiency and cost-saving measures, green jobs opportunities, and healthier environments…building community. DeIPL was recently awarded an $80,000+ Empowerment Grant, funded by the Exelon Merger, to expand its Windows program in Wilmington


Sacred Grounds
:  Expanding on National Wildlife Federation’s program, creating wildlife habitats and outdoor sanctuaries; linking faith practices and caring for the environment. https://www.nwf.org/sacredgrounds.  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark was the first congregation to be certified in Delaware.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION

Newsletters, action alerts, a new webinar series provide ongoing sources of information, resources, and inspiration for taking actions. Sign up for newsletter updates at https://tinyurl.com/y6k2nymu.

National IPL Initiatives – supporting Faith Climate Action Week, Cool Congregations, Cool Harvests, Paris Pledge and Carbon Covenant.

Delaware Intercampus Climate Coalition Spearheaded and facilitated by DeIPL, students from campuses around the state unite to host monthly climate conversation events, share best practices, advocate for bold climate policies.

Community Partnerships:  Interfaith, intergenerational, interagency, intersectional. We believe our best hope of achieving just, equitable, sustainable solutions is breaking down barriers and working together.

 

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CLIMATE WORK – DONATE HERE

179 Rehoboth Ave., Unit 1311

Rehoboth Beach DE  19971

www.delawareipl.org / hope@delawareipl.org