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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]
The Future of Wind and Solar Power in Delaware
            Delaware’s push to use more renewable energy will result in a net loss of jobs. Unfortunately, it looks like we will be importing 80% of our renewable power from out of state windmills. That will raise electric rate...[read more]
Abuse of Power Lawsuit Filed Against DNREC
Abuse of Power Lawsuit Filed Against DNREC     Agency’s new emission permit ‘fees’ violate state constitution               Dover- The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) announced today that David St...[read more]
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Energy Trend Forecast to 2040
Every Year the US Energy Information Agency updates energy trends. Below are some highlights of the forecast from now through 2040: ·         The United States will not be dependent on foreign energy sources as domestic oil and gas production co...[read more]
Cross-state power plant pollution in Del. is a myth
*as first published in the News Journal Dec. 16, 2013   Upwind power plants are not causing significant pollution in Delaware or in other mid-Atlantic and Northeast states as is commonly believed. For the first time, Delaware will meet all air-quality standards this year. It is time to ...[read more]
The Cost and Benefits of Delaware's Carbon Tax
               The cost of Delaware’s carbon tax is about to increase from $6 million a year to as much as $57 million. A residential customer might see their annual electric bill increase to $60 from $6. Large i...[read more]
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The Wind Power Industry has Matured, It's Time to End its Subsidies
How long should government subsidies last for an emerging industry? The best answer is they should never start. New products go through a product development life cycle; invention, slow initial growth with iterative product improvements, market acceptance, rapid growth, maturity,...[read more]
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