Center For Energy & Environmental Policy


Center For Energy & Environmental Policy

 
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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Fundamental problems with a federal offshore wind leasing program have led to heated debates. The Delaware beach community is now caught up in an argument pitching progressives focused on climate change against a wide coalition concerned about a potential $5 billion hit to the beach economy, and mis...

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Recommendations for Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Offshore Wind Leasing Program   Executive Summary   Using a case history from Maryland’s two offshore wind projects, offshore wind permitting and leasing should be halted until several critical issues are address...

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Executive Summary:  The stage for action on energy policy is shifting from the federal level to the states.  Significant de-regulation has occurred under President Trump.  The EPA is no longer driving closure of coal-fired power plants, federal lands have been opened for explor...

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A Review of Gabel Associates, Inc. Report:   "Benefit Cost Analysis for Electric Vehicle Adoption in the DE DPL Territory"            
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Reliable, low cost electric power is critical to maintaining economic growth and our quality of life. Life expectancy has doubled, and the economy has grown eight-fold since 1900 with both directly linked to the growth of the electric industry. The effect is being replicated in developing ...

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