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Intervener Comments on Delmarva Power Docket 11-362, Qualified Fuel Cell Provider Project Tariffs
The proposed Fuel Cell Tariff fails to meet the intent of its enabling legislation and should be rejected by the Public Service Commission (PSC). The Tariff guarantees Bloom Energy and Delmarva Power over one billion dollars in revenue over the next twenty-one years. Ratepayers have no g...[read more]
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Nuclear Energy as Part of Delaware's Energy Future
A single third generation nuclear reactor could meet Delaware’s electricity generation shortfall with clean, reliable, affordable power for the next sixty years. New modular designs offer improved safety, faster construction, and lower initial cost than older power plant designs. O...[read more]
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Global Warming Debate Status
What you don’t know could cost you thousands of dollars a year. An increasing number of scientists and policy professionals have declared public policies to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are based on uncertain science. Yet, national and global policies are being promoted to...[read more]
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Exaggerated Health Cost Claims Used to Attack Fossil Fuels
Environmental groups have run into a wall of legislative resistance to tougher controls on greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions. Air pollution levels have been drastically reduced, climate change claims have lost their charm, and Americans are simply not convinced expensive new controls ar...[read more]
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What's the Problem with Solar Subsidies
The default response to criticism of solar subsidies is that the oil industry receives subsidies. So, for the record, accelerated depreciation on drilling equipment and oil depletion allowances that made sense to encourage drilling when oil was at $30 a barrel do not make sense at $100 a barr...[read more]
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The Economic Benefits of Lower Electric Rates
The first city in Delaware to significantly lower electricity rates will see an economic boom. America is seeing an industrial renaissance as companies move operations back from overseas to realize lower transportation costs, better quality, and to escape rising labor costs elsewhere. Th...[read more]
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Solar Credit Pricing Plan Too High
A plan to offer a guaranteed price for Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) to purchasers of solar panels is way off course. A homeowner or small business who buys a solar panel can sell one SREC for each megawatt-hour of power produced by the panel. A typical home unit might generate 7...[read more]
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Nantucket's Wind Power Rip-Off
Robert Kennedy, Jr who is a most unlikely source, has written a piece that brings to light what CRI has been saying all along...Wind Power is too expensive to be forced on to consumers through mandates.
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Upgrade the Electric Grid with Clean Technology
We can upgrade our electricity grid to improve efficiency and reliability at very low cost. A new book by John A. Moore and Toby Shute titled “The Hidden Cleantech Revolution” explains how. The authors present practical solutions and have developed a scale1 to rate effectiveness...[read more]
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More Cleantech Energy Solutions You Have Never Heard About
We should be using America’s incredibly large fossil fuel storehouse such as our 200 year supply of coal and 110 year supply of natural gas. However, we should also be using them more effectively with smart technology solutions. These solutions are well summarized in a recent book ...[read more]
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Electricity Price Shock Headed Our Way, and It Is Avoidable
Electric industry analysts were shocked when recent capacity auction prices quintupled current levels. Combined with expected increases in cap and trade auction prices and the higher cost from expanded use of expensive and unreliable wind and solar power, we can expect prices to soar. De...[read more]
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Four More Dollars?
The U.S. Treasury reports that the federal government ran up $870 billion in red ink in the first seven months of this fiscal year. That is $70 billion, or 9%, higher than at the same point in fiscal 2010, which ended up with a record $1.3 trillion deficit. America's energy policy is as bad as our ...[read more]
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Lessons from Japan on nuclear waste
The nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan, has shown, beyond a doubt, the time has come to deal with the United States’ supply of used nuclear fuel rods - commonly, but erroneously, called “waste.” The most immediate potential hazard in the Fukushima crisis stems from the loss of wa...[read more]
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Sustainable Energy Utility is Awash in Funds But Not Results
Powerful supporters of the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) are fighting legislation to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) because 65% of the revenue generated from CO2 auction permits would continue to enrich the SEU for eight more years. These supporters appear ready to ...[read more]
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Natural Gas Fired Power Plants Key to Job Creation and Clean Energy
          High electricity prices kill jobs. Companies are leaving Delaware and new companies are reluctant to locate here. Delaware has lost one third of its manufacturing jobs in the last decade. For example, Occidental Chemicals chlori...[read more]
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