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Lower Carbon Emissions by Quitting Cap and Trade
            The best way for Delaware to lower power plant carbon dioxide emissions is to quit the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Power plants in Delaware must buy carbon dioxide emission allowances in a quarterly auction. The prog...[read more]
Standing Up For Academic Freedom
We congratulate the University of Delaware for declining to comply with a request from US Representative Raul Grijalva’s for information regarding funding sources for UD’s Dr. David Legates.  The Congressman singled out half a dozen scholars for testifying before Congress with vie...[read more]
How an "A" Becomes and "F"
In 2014, for the first time, Delaware met all Air Quality Standards for every measured pollutant. That is an “A” in my book! Yet the American Lung Association (ALA) just released a report giving Delaware an “F” grade for air quality. How could that be?   Start by fol...[read more]
The Federal Government's Good News
How about some good news for a change? The revolution in energy production in the United States is all good. The US Energy Information Agency Annual Energy Outlook 2015 is out with an encouraging forecast that extends to 2040.   • By 2020 total energy production and consumption will be ...[read more]
Delmarva Delaware Capital Distribution Construction Plan evaluation
Evaluation of the Proposed “Delmarva Delaware Capital Distribution Construction Plan 2014 – 2018” PSC Docket 13-152 Prepared for: Caesar Rodney Institute Prepared by: Alternative Strategies Consulting, LLC David T. Stevenson 6/2/14
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Do You Support Killing Cute Little Puppies?
Who would answer yes to that question? It is the classic kind of question used in “push polls”, surveys designed to obtain the answer the organization asking the question wants. The University of Delaware recently circulated a push poll to get support for offshore wind farm development...[read more]
Speculators and Government are Costing you Money
In 2013 new rules were announced for carbon permit auctions held by the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative greatly reducing the number of permits available. The number of available permits dropped from 147 million in 2012 to 78 million in 2014, about the number needed by electric generat...[read more]
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Delaware Climate Plan: The Rest of the Story
For the most part, the state’s new climate plan could have been titled “Let’s Plan for the Storm of the Century,” a basically sound idea. Unfortunately, the plan also promotes a continuing un-Constitutional effort by the state to take over land use planning from the counties...[read more]
Using Earth's Blessings to Better Mankind and the Planet
Rational thought underlies conservative Christian views on climate change and the environment   by Dr. David R. Legates   Although he has rarely been willing to discuss or debate energy or environmental issues with those who do not share his views, environmentalist David Suzuki...[read more]
What Part of Delaware has the Dirtiest Air?
Which Delaware air quality monitoring station has the dirtiest air? Here are your choices:   New Castle County - Bellevue State Park, Bellefonte, Downtown Wilmington, Lums Pond State Park Kent County - Killens Pond State Park Sussex County - Lewes, Trap Pond State Park   You win if ...[read more]
Measuring Air Pollution: A Study of the Lewes Air Quality Monitoring Station
Executive Summary The Clean Air Act created the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and invested it with the power to create a National Ambient Air Quality Standard for anthropogenic, or manmade pollution, that threatens human health. Initial standards were established in 1979 for six &...[read more]
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Flawed Regulation Could Cost You $925 a Year
  This article was run in The News Journal on February 13, 2015, and at delawareonline.com on February 12, 2015.     A new regulation could allow your electric bill to go up as much as $925 a year! Delaware requires more wind and solar power be used every year but these sources a...[read more]
Could the University of Delaware be Misleading Children?
The University of Delaware is misleading school-age children to get them to believe sea levels will rise a catastrophic five feet by 2100 based worst-of-the-worst-case scenarios. Children who attended the annual Coast Day at the U of D Lewes Campus could spin a wheel, answer a question, and win a li...[read more]
"ObamaAir" Is Coming Unless Congress Stops It, And It Could Crash The Electrical Grid
This article was originally published at www.dailycaller.com on January 6, 2015. At a time when federal incompetence is on display in foreign policy, the Veterans Administration, the CDC handling of Ebola, the IRS, and even the Secret Service, regulators want to nationalize the management of the e...[read more]
Bureaucrats Empower Themselves at Your Expense
True believers of a cause want the power to force their beliefs on others. Government regulators have an additional motivation to maintain an atmosphere of crisis to keep their jobs. These two factors explain why federal and state regulators continue to press for marginal air quality improvements us...[read more]
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