Delaware Energy Efficiency Panel Meets Amidst Public Scrutiny

May 18, 2012


NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Members of the board overseeing Delaware's Sustainable Energy Utility are meeting amid heightened public scrutiny of the energy efficiency program.

The SEU oversight panel was scheduled to meet Friday morning at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control offices in New Castle.

Lawmakers voted in 2008 to establish the oversight board to help promote energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in Delaware.

But questions have been raised recently about the SEU's transparency and the way it does business, and one of its two co-chairs recently announced his resignation.

Republican state Rep. Greg Lavelle recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request for minutes of past SEU board meetings after learning that they were missing from the SEU's website.

Lavelle also has introduced legislation to make the SEU comply with state procurement laws.