CRI News


Pandemic panicked politicians threaten freedom & Economy

Time will tell whether selective business closures, and shelter in place orders by governors around the country will have been any more effective than pleas for voluntary actions requested in most states. More certain is the immediate impact on laid off employees, lost business income, and loss...
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A DE Recession? (3/24/2020)

What will be the impact of the Covid-19 virus on Delaware's economy?   There are two extreme views among economists regarding the U.S. economy. The first view anticipates a substantial recession similar to 2008-09. The second expects a severe dip in the second quarter of 2020 with a ...
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Bloom Rebate Petition

The state of Delaware legislated requirements that led to Delmarva Power signing long term contracts for high cost electric generation sources. This included the purchase of fuel cells from Bloom Energy, Inc., and earlier than needed contracts for high priced solar and onshore wind resources. &...
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Corona Virus Scare in Delaware (3/18/2020)

Being a small state with a chronic shortage of hospital beds and a history of excessively long wait times in the emergency rooms, Delaware is at a higher risk for societal disruption than states with more diverse and extensive resources. As such, an epidemic of fear and anxiety might be worse here. ...
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CRI Dave Stevenson on News Radio WGAN

"Mr. Stevenson's discussion will focus on the success (or lack thereof) of Maine's clean energy policies, including the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the upcoming Transportation and Climate Initiative, a regional coalition of 12 states and Washington DC that aims to reduce emis...
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Letter to Governor Carney: Offshore Wind Threatens Beach Economy (10/15/2019)

Dear Governor Carney,   One of the true joys of visiting the ocean is the chance to stare out on a crystal clear day and let the mind wander to the mysteries that lie over the horizon, and to enjoy the pure beauty.  It is rejuvenating.  Have you ever watched with wonder as t...
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Industrial size wind power is running into opposition

Industrial size wind power is running into opposition BY:  David T. Stevenson, Director, CRI Center for Energy Competitiveness DATE : 8/21/2019  (photo credit:   europa.eu)                         &...
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More trouble ahead for State employees

RELEASE: CRI - Center for Economic Policy and Analysis RE: More trouble ahead for State employees DATE:  6/7/19   According to the Boomershine Consulting Group the long bull market has failed to fix public pensions. The simple truth is that the sums owed to retirees are accele...
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Raising the Delaware Minimum Wage

RELEASE: CRI - Center for Economic Policy and Analysis RE: Raising the Delaware Minimum Wage DATE:  6/14/19  (image source:  timeequipment.com)   Senate Bill 105 is under review by the Delaware Senate Finance Committee. It would raise the State’s minimum wa...
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Letter to the Editor: Delaware's economy...

Dear Editor:   Contrary to the rhetoric coming out of Dover, Delaware’s economy is doing poorly. And the political establishment has little stomach for meaningful change.   THE ECONOMY’S PERFORMANCE   EMPLOYMENT: The current annual growth rate of privat...
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