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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...Read More
A Review of Gabel Associates, Inc. Report:
"Benefit Cost Analysis for Electric Vehicle Adoption in the DE DPL Territory"
Numerous programs have been suggested to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide to ease global warming concerns. Few are as expensive as switching to battery powered motor vehicles. A comparison between the Chevrolet Bolt battery electric compact hatchback, and its near twin Chevrolet Cruze hatchback po...Read More
(Originally published on 7/23/2018) Executive Summary A debate is under way as to whether U.S Senate ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol will be good for the U.S. economy. At its heart the treaty aims to replace hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) refrigera...Read More
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 ...Read More
In 2014, for the first time, Delaware met all Air Quality Standards for every measured pollutant. That is an “A” in my book! Yet the American Lung Association (ALA) just released a report giving Delaware an “F” grade for air quality. How could that be? Start by fol...Read More
The EPA altered regulations to switch to a new class of refrigerants that supposedly reduces global warming. The reality is by 2100 the change will reduce forecasted temperature by 0.001 degree C, but will cost billions, add up to $70 to every new automobile, and increase flammability. R...Read More
As the surcharge for the 30 megawatt Bloom Project with Delmarva Power kicks in at over three times the expected cost to consumers questions persist about how this project got through the system. It is really a story of how rule...Read More