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First for July 12, 2013




Delaware’s solar future

A few years ago, Delaware’s renewable energy hopes were focused on off-shore wind. Now that those plans have been mothballed, Bloom Energy’s “Bloom Box Servers” are the new hope for renewable energy. But in between wind and energy servers stands solar power. Our First Look examines the state’s growing ability to harness the power of the sun.

Allergy-proof your home

When asthma is out of control, wheezing and inflammation often send kids to the emergency room. That means missed school days and time off work for moms and dads. Pediatrician Hal Byck says sometimes doctor’s visits and medicine aren’t enough to keep asthma in check.

The Tornoe Spin

Rob Tornoe of NewsWorks is here again. This week Rob takes on what he calls “tax payer band-aids” handed out to the state’s casino’s in the form of eight million dollars. He also tackles the topic of the new uniforms for some in the NFL this season.

Charitable clothes

Two nonprofits in Wilmington are using clothes to make a difference. With unemployment among 9-11 veterans at about 7 percent, one foundation thinks a simple suit will help bring that number down. Also shopping for a cure, how a resale shop is trying to eradicate breast cancer one purchase at a time.

First Person: Attorney General Beau Biden

We have one more look inside the recently completed legislative session. This time in our “First Person” segment we’re sitting down with Delaware’s Attorney General Beau Biden. We discuss gun legislation and same sex marriage recognition, and more.

First Experience: Wyeth at home

The Wyeth name is synonymous with Chadds Ford. Andrew Wyeth would have been 96 on July 12th. His studios were opened last year for the first time. Christine Podmaniczky of the Brandywine River Museum is our First Experience tour guide for an inside view on how this iconic artist lived and worked.

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  • http://whyy.org/cms/first/2013/07/11/first-for-july-12-2013/ Bill Stewart

    Delaware’s solar future…
    … Bloom Energy’s “Bloom Box Servers” are the new hope for renewable energy.
    As a journalist, please do not use our esteemed Delaware Legislature’s political re-defining of the meaning of the word “renewable” in the context of energy. Bloom Energy’s technology is gas based. This is a fossil fuel that is ‘renewable’ on the order of millions, if not hundreds of millions of years. It does not even closely correlate in context with renewable wind or solar energy generation.
    There are positives with Bloom Energy’s technology, but ‘renewable’ has never been one of those.
    Your regurgitation of political based energy rhetoric leaves me the impression that you did not learn much science or English grammar and definitions in school.