Delaware government policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by mandating the use of premium-priced, unreliable wind and solar power have clearly led to non-competitive electricity prices in the state. These unnecessarily higher electricity prices hurt the poor through high monthly electricity bills and the loss of thousands of high-paying blue-collar jobs. High electricity rates are one of the main reasons new companies decide not to locate in Delaware.
There are several projects important to the free market and Center-Right movements that have been top priority, high visibility CRI initiatives for several years. They include the ongoing fights against offshore wind turbines, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiatives (RGGI), and the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI). In addition, the Center will also continue in coming years to push back against regressive policies that have done virtually nothing to reduce CO2 emissions. CRI will do this by:
Establishing CRI as a leading source of sound energy and environmental policy information in Delaware and nationally, capitalizing on the Center’s reputation for credibility and effectiveness. ??
Moving Delaware government at all levels to adopt sound energy and environmental policies that balance environmental concerns with cost and reliability, thus boosting conservation and the economy.
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(Authors note: Since this was written Dominion cut building a $620 million natural gas plant from the plan but added $2 billion in the cost estimate for offshore wind so this analysis may underestimate costs – 1/12/2022. Updated 1/31/2022...