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Picture New York State Covered by Wind Farms
Australia will shift taxpayer funded subsidies away from building new wind farms, a mature industry, to support research in new clean energy technology. A similar strategy has been suggested for US energy policy in an MIT study. In California, a federal judge ruled against a US Fish & Wildlife...[read more]
The Pope on Climate Change: Something for Everyone
Everyone will see their own beliefs in what Pope Francis has written on Climate Change. Some will see the call for the acceptance of the reality of global warming, and the need for an urgent response to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Others might focus on the Pope’s rejection of carbon tax...[read more]
MIT Study Supports CRI Solar Policy
Delaware is currently meeting 1% of its electricity needs with solar power at a cost of one third of a billion dollars in subsidy commitments from taxpayers and electric customers. This is unsustainable.  A common sense approach to solar energy has been proposed by a leading university. “...[read more]
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]
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