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New Carbon Reduction Rules on Power Plants are Worthless

The Environmental Protection Agency has become one more political tool in the Obama Administration’s war on coal fired electric generation. The most likely result of the EPA carbon reduction plan is; no actual reduction, a $50 billion a year national carbon tax, and reduced electric gri...[read more]

New Delaware Carbon Rules to Increase Electric Bills

Two auctions have been held for carbon dioxide emission allowances since rule changes were implemented by the state, and we are enroute to increasing residential electric bills by $40 to $70 a year. Electric bills for the largest industrial and commercial customers could rise by over $1 milli...[read more]

Gas Tax Increase Not Needed

            The Governor would like to pass a ten cent per gallon increase to the Motor Fuels Tax to raise $50 million a year and link the tax rate to future inflation. Legislated tax increases are a far better way to maintain spending di...[read more]
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War on Coal Threatens Electric Grid Reliability

First Energy CEO, Anthony Alexander, reported at a US Chamber of Commerce speech on April 8, an Ohio generating plant that ran flat out this winter to keep up with electric demand from unusually cold temperatures will be shut down before next winter. Further, First Energy, the largest electri...[read more]

How Delaware can get its money for the waterways without raising taxes

            Switching RGGI auction revenue from the Sustainable Energy Utility to the General Fund could provide $107 million for waterway remediation over the next five years. This source will be generating $28 million a year by 2017, up from l...[read more]

Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure is Needed Now

The Problem Delaware residents and businesses are paying a premium for energy and it is hurting our economy. Families have less discretionary income and businesses hesitate to expand here or locate here and some have left. According to the US Energy Information Agency, Delaware resident...[read more]

Aggressive Taxation Threatens Incorporation Goose

            Aggressive state actions on Corporate Franchise Fees and Abandoned Property collection on out-of-state companies may kill the Golden Goose that is providing one-third of state revenue in Delaware. The Markell Administration ha...[read more]

Delaware Carbon Tax to Increase Electric Rates

            The first regional carbon auction using new rules confirmed electric rates will eventually increase by about $60 a year for an average residential customer as predicted by CRI. Electric cost could rise hundreds of thousands a ...[read more]

Should You Be Worried About America's Electric Grid?

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} The answer is: YES!  There are real threats to the electric grid that could knock out power for weeks or months and seriously lead to possibl...[read more]

Misleading Report from Regional Cap & Trade Group

          A new report1 from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative manager, RGGI, Inc., is about as misleading as you can get. The report summarizes all the wonderful things the nine participating states have done with the money raised at quarterl...[read more]
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Coal Fights Back

             A new report concludes the benefits of coal outweigh the costs by fifty to two-hundred fifty times. The coal industry is fighting back against the President’s war on coal with the report “The Social Costs of ...[read more]
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Funding State Road Construction Projects

Governor Markell would like to spend $50 million more for highway projects in his proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget. He has suggested raising the Motor Fuel Tax $0.10/gallon to raise about $50 million to pay for the increase. Bond borrowing would only increase about $6 million in the prop...[read more]

The Fallacy of a "Price Suppression" Effect from Wind Farms

            The latest argument for wind energy claims utility scale wind farms suppress wholesale electric prices and lowers electric bills. As usual, only one side of the story is given. A broader perspective shows the effect is sm...[read more]

Real Steps to Increase Jobs

            Delaware’s Goods Producing sector, like manufacturing and construction, declined 24% from pre-recession levels to 2012! The rest of the country was only down 2% and is on the way to full recovery. There are policy b...[read more]

Guest Column: The Four Arguments of Global Warming

Below is a column by Reid K. Beveridge which previously appeared in the News Journal:                A colleague said recently that “the debate about global warming is pretty much over.” Over for him, perhaps. Over for ...[read more]
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