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No Emission Reduction Gained from Increasing Wind & Solar

No Emission Reduction Gained from Increasing Wind & Solar By David T. Stevenson, Director Center for Energy & Environmental Policy June 20, 2022     I continued my ongoing analysis of electric generation in the PJM regional grid where Delaware is a participant. I wanted to share the results of how much wind and solar power was generated in the region from 2019 to 2021.   From 2019 to 2021, wind and solar power generation increased by 30% but had no impact on carbon dioxide emissions (CO2). PJM is the largest regional grid in the country, serving 65 million people in th ...
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Why both Choice and Charter Schools Really Matter in Delaware

Why both 'Choice' and Charter Schools Really Matter in Delaware By Dr. Tanya Hettler, Ph.D., Director  Center for Educational Excellence May 27, 2022      Delaware is known throughout the country for its particular brand of school choice. In Delaware, "choice" means that even if a particular public school is your "feeder" school (that is, the one that your child is assigned to go to based on where you live), you can "choice" them into another public school, charter school, or vo-tech school (either in your district or in another one). The education dollars for your child are then deducted from...[read more]

US Offshore Wind Jobs are Highly Exaggerated

US Offshore Wind Jobs are Highly Exaggerated By David T. Stevenson, Director Center for Energy & Environmental Policy May 13, 2022     Offshore wind supporters like to quote a Wood Mackenzie research study that says building 29,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind electric generating capacity on the Atlantic seaboard by 2030 will create 80,000 annual full-time US jobs between 2025 and 2030.    Extrapolating from an actual approved project leads to an estimate of only about 5,500 jobs, and even that number may be high. Further, the study ignores possibly over 25,600 jobs potentially lost from huge electric p...[read more]

Join the CRI Team! Director of Development – Virtual in DE or Nearby State

OPEN POSITION:  Director of Development - Virtual in DE or Nearby State Posted: May 3, 2022   About the Caesar Rodney Institute Caesar Rodney Institute is a respected non-profit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization in Delaware that provides the public, state and local legislators and their staffs, and private sector corporations with opportunities to work together to develop policies and programs that promote economic freedoms, limited government, and civil liberties.  About the Role In the last two years, CRI has accomplished a number of public policy successes on a modest budget. After rigorous review, CRI's efforts have been recogni...[read more]

Delaware's 204.07% Personal Income Tax rate harms small business owners

Delaware's 204.07% Personal Income Tax rate harms small business owners By Charlie Copeland, Director  Center for Analysis of Delaware's Economy & Government Spending     Several decades ago, Delaware instituted a gross receipts tax, aka Delaware's hidden sales tax, that is applied to the business rather than the consumer. When instituted, the tax was meant to be temporary to handle a budget shortfall.   So, why does Delaware still impose this tax when 45 other states have repealed it? A gross receipts tax (GRT) is a horrible public policy.   This tax on Delaware's small business ...[read more]

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