On July 5, Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) signed legislation (S.B. 125), which allows the Sustainable Energy Utility to be exempt from state income tax. The Sustainable Energy Utility, created by statute in 2007, is a nonprofit agency that operates and oversees programs to promote the sustainable use of energy by Delaware households as well as commercial, industrial, and transportation energy endusers. The agency has the authority to issue up to $30 million in special purpose bonds to help finance its program activities between 2007 and 2015.