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State of Delaware Climate Prosperity Strategy Presentation ...

  1. 1. State of Delaware Climate Prosperity Project National Leadership Meeting San Jose, CA, February 21, 2009
  2. 2. Coordinator of Climate Prosperity Strategy Page | <ul><ul><li>State of Delaware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Currently coordinated from Office of the Governor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will be moved to state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Key Stakeholder Organizations <ul><li>Potential Partners Include </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Ed </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Delaware (UD) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delaware State University (DSU) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware State Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental organizations </li></ul>Page | 35
  4. 4. Leadership <ul><li>Governor Jack A. Markell </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by: </li></ul><ul><li>Stephanie A. McClellan </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Director to Governor Markell </li></ul><ul><li>Future Leadership Team </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary of DNREC supported by interagency team: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Director, Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary of Delaware Department of Labor (DoL) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary of Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>UD </li></ul><ul><li>Additional stakeholder partners </li></ul>Page | Banks Real estate Markets eficit
  5. 5. Opportunities and Challenges Historic levels of unemployment Commitment to and expertise in building new “opportunity economy” Social Painful budget cuts must be made 20% budget shortfall New Governor w/high positives High level of public support for CP Vice President Biden Political Non-attainment zone Impaired waterways Cancer clusters Offshore wind resource Environmental 20% budget shortfall FY 2010 Overexposure to industries hardest hit by recession Low rates of entrepreneurship Emerging green industries Large agricultural industry Focus on small business and entrepreneurship Economic Challenges Opportunities
  6. 6. Goals and Objectives of Climate Prosperity Strategy <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs, jobs and more jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership, to enhance competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retain and create jobs in Delaware’s existing businesses through adaptation to new energy economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spur the start up of new businesses around conservation, efficiency, reuse and renewables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attract and recruit new green businesses (around talent networks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce GHG emissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve water quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landfill diversion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be recognized as a state that effectively facilitates small, green business development and boasts a high quality of life </li></ul></ul>Page | Real estate Income
  7. 7. Green Savings Strategy <ul><li>Delaware Modernization Service </li></ul><ul><li>Modernize businesses and houses across Delaware </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote a standardized energy audit </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Train energy auditors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate community-wide energy efficiency audits in homes and businesses </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide advice on what to do and how to do it </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide grants for retrofits (this could also be low-interest loans) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Give information on financing and support programs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Act as a clearinghouse of information on suppliers and contractors who can do the work </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide on-going monitoring and technical assistance. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Page | 3,357 46
  8. 8. Green Opportunities Strategy <ul><li>Delaware Global Green Supply Chain Service </li></ul><ul><li>State, Delaware businesses and labor community </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze regional, national and global renewable energy and energy efficiency supply chains </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop initiative to work directly with Delaware’s businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Eco-Knowledge Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Networks identified </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marine energy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Electric vehicles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life sciences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential additional networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green financial services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable agriculture </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate prosperity-based economic development </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eco-tourism </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate funding for R&D </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public policy (facilitate order of electric vehicles, PPA’s, etc.) </li></ul></ul>Page | -545
  9. 9. Green Talent Strategy <ul><li>Delaware Green Talent Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Training blueprint for Delaware’s energy economy </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with organized labor, higher ed, industry, high schools and vocational-technical education </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Train new workforce entrants </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Train, counsel displaced workers; provide placement help and ongoing assistance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Eco-Knowledge Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop the networks of talent that create business development opportunities </li></ul></ul>Page | MD VA PA NJ
  10. 10. Planning Process <ul><li>First Step . . . Get elected (November, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Step . . . Commit to initiate a climate prosperity strategy (November, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Third Step . . . Send delegation to National Climate Prosperity Project National Leadership Meeting (underway) </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth Step . . . Appoint a Secretary of DNREC with primary expertise in the new energy economy (imminent) </li></ul><ul><li>Fifth Step . . . Commence strategic planning </li></ul>Page |
  11. 11. Action Steps -- Create partnerships <ul><li>Delaware Modernization Service </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiate partnership between state, SEU, IAC and business community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assess workforce capacity and training needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Green Supply Chain Service </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forge partnership between state, business community, labor and academic community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Delaware Green Talent Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop with education community, labor and businesses on foundations for training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Eco-Knowledge Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop partnerships for a University Research & Venture Fund </li></ul></ul></ul>Page |
  12. 12. Fundamental Assets <ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coastal Zone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Large off-shore wind resource </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Located mid-way between US capital and global business capital </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leads US in academic research on: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offshore wind </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle-to-Grid power </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High-efficiency solar cell </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hydrogen fuel cells </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DuPont Co. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leader in sustainable business development; life sciences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home of Marc Weiss!! </li></ul></ul></ul>Page |
  13. 13. Obstacles and Impediments <ul><li>We have the commitment and talent but . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Economy/budget shortfall threaten to define us: </li></ul><ul><li>Presents “do or die” environment that demands quick and not-so-small wins </li></ul><ul><li>Creates chicken-and-the-egg problem </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need partnerships for success; need quick wins to garner partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All initiatives must have no state cost (minimum of two years) </li></ul></ul>Page |
  14. 14. Sources of Funding and In-Kind Resources <ul><li>Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Allowance Auctions </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Stimulus Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency Block Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Increased SBC </li></ul>Page | Page |
  15. 15. Outreach for Broad-based Participation <ul><li>Governor’s Transition Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs, Education and the Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Green Week’ Media Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Markell Looks Ahead to ‘green is gold’ future, The News Journal , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun Feb 15, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delaware Joins National ‘Greening’ Coalition , The News Journal, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tues Feb 17, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electric Car Company Gets Boost, The News Journal, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wednesday Feb 18, 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Markell Welcomes 100+ to Delaware Green Building Conference, The News Journal, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday Feb 19, 2009 </li></ul></ul>Page | Page |
  16. 16. Advice and Assistance Needed <ul><li>Funding in this economic climate </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for quick, not-so-small, and sustainable wins </li></ul><ul><li>Metrics to demonstrate efficacy </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships that are beyond the obvious </li></ul>Page | Page |