Bloom Energy

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9:45 am
Wed July 9, 2014

DNREC to Adjust for Increased Natural Gas Use by Bloom Energy

CEO KR Sridhar
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The Delaware department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says it will be reissuing a permit to allow Bloom Energy to consumer more than natural gas than originally anticipated for its electrical project.

Officials say that they forgot to update the permit as the project grew larger at a Delmarva Power substation.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Bloom project has been challenged by local residents who said the fuel-cell maker’s products are not as efficiently as promised.         

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9:01 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Lawsuit Claims Bloom Energy Project Emits Too Much Pollution

Bloom Energy Co-Founder and CEP KR Sridhar with fuel cell
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A lawsuit has been filed against Bloom Energy and Pepco Holdings the parent company of Delmarva Power by a man who says the 30-megawatt fuel-cell project at two substations in New Castle County emits more pollution than allowed under its state permits.

The state of Delaware requires a surcharge for renewable energy sources, resulting in Delmarva Power customers paying an extra $3.67 to $5.98 a in recent months.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that on June 23rd William Whipple III filed suit noting that the units exceed the expected heat rate.

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12:11 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Bloom Energy Officially Opens Factory in Delaware

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Bloom Energy formally opened its Delaware factory in Newark.

Company and state leaders called it a starting point for the next generation of manufacturing in the state that has seen its old factories disappear.

Bloom CEO K R Sridhar noted that traditional manufacturing jobs that make cars or steel are disappearing.

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11:10 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Governor Markell Defends Record at Town Hall Meeting

Governor Jack Markell
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Governor Jack Markell told a group of Delaware taxpayers last night in Lewes that he would not suspend the prevailing-wage laws or back out of incentive agreements with companies like Bloom Energy.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that improving the education system will boost the labor pool for local businesses.

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8:47 am
Wed July 18, 2012

GOP Hopeful Takes Shot At Governor Markell's Job Investments

Republican Jeff Cragg is taking aim at Delaware Governor Jack Markell’s signature jobs investments in his bid to oust the Democrat this November.

Cragg called the millions offered to Fisker Automotive and Bloom Energy…a heavy weight on the states’ recovery.

He told the Wilmington News Journal…that the investments have not created any new net job growth.

And the Republican gubernatorial hopeful said that Markell had focused too much attention on large businesses.

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8:56 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Delaware Support for Bloom Energy Draws Lawsuit from Connecticut

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Connecticut-based fuel cell manufacturer is suing over Delaware's efforts to help another company establish a fuel cell manufacturing industry in Delaware.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Wilmington by FuelCell Energy Inc. and Delaware resident John Nichols. It accuses Delaware officials of economic protectionism and discrimination in cozying up to California-based Bloom Energy.

Bloom Energy is building a manufacturing facility at a former Chrysler plant in Newark with $16 million in state incentives.

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12:10 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Bloom Energy Takes Root In Delaware; Could Create 900 Jobs

Bloom Energy and Delaware officials at the groundbreaking event for the manufacturing plant

 

The future of Delaware's 'green' industrial technology now rests on the site where tanks, cars and S.U.V.'S were once manufactured.

This week, California-based Bloom Energy began the groundbreaking process for its' 200,000 square-foot, fuel-cell plant, making Newark's former Chrysler assembly plant a thing of the past.

Delaware Governor Jack Markell said the event brought the site full circle.

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9:14 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Ground Breaking for Bloom Energy Plant in Newark

 

      NEWARK, Del. (AP) - California fuel cell maker Bloom Energy is breaking ground on its new plant in Newark.

     The (Wilmington) News Journal (http://delonline.us/IhU3rT ) reports that company officials also plans to announce new East Coast business for the plant at Monday's groundbreaking.

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8:54 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Delaware Officials to Hear Testimony on Bloom Energy Project

 

        NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - State officials are preparing for a hearing to consider whether to grant a permit to Bloom Energy for construction of a highly touted fuel cell project.

     Bloom Energy, in the form of Diamond State Generation Partners LLC, is requesting a permit under Delaware's Coastal Zone Act to install and operate 235 fuel cells, also known as Bloom Boxes.

     A public hearing on the permit request is set for Tuesday evening at the DNREC offices in New Castle.

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