Renewable Fuel Standard is an unjustifiable giveaway

If ethanol made sense as a fuel, why would a government mandate be needed? Read More...

Multiple attacks on use of fossil fuels

Government attempts to influence energy source choices so as to “save the planet” or create “green” jobs are misguided. Read More...

Seeking middle ground on MMGWT

A lot of big names have endorsed the carbon dividend plan, but it's full of holes and not likely to go anywhere. Nuclear power would be a better bet. Read More...

Bloom Energy proposes to replace fuel cells at QFCP facilities

Delaware regulators should require Bloom Energy to explain how its proposal to replace all fuel cells at the QFCP facilities (Red Lion & Brookside) would serve the public interest. Read More...

US government report presents dire global warming outlook

Did Trump administration try to “bury” official report about adverse consequences of manmade global warming by releasing it on the day after Thanksgiving? Not likely! Read More...

May we see your license, please (E-15)

If our political leaders lack the judgment (energy policy), diligence (fiscal problem), or integrity (immigration laws) to do their jobs, call them out for practicing politics without a license. Read More...

Midterm issues: Renewable energy (E - 57)

Never mind climate science or how the electric power grid works, renewable energy policies are based primarily on political considerations.
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Socialism doesn't work (E-85)

If some people get handouts, others must pay. Social welfare programs are the biggest cost in government; ethanol is a costly substitute for oil; fuel cells are unsuitable for commercial scale power generation. Read More...

A skeptical view of Bloom Energy IPO

Claims re the affordability of Bloom fuel cell power seem inconsistent with real world experience in Delaware.



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Take renewable energy claims with "grain of salt"

Apple Computer announces it’s using 100% renewable energy. How are they doing this, and what’s wrong with everyone else? Read More...

Offshore wind: a case study in how bad decisions can get made

Facts matter and illogical opinions will be destroyed by reality, but a lot of damage can result in the meantime. The best time to stop bad ideas is at the beginning. Read More...

Reliable versus intermittent energy sources

Subsidies for wind and solar power are destabilizing the electric power markets – what should be done? Read More...

Regulatory rollback: energy policy

It hasn’t been easy or pretty, but some obstacles to reliable/affordable energy are being eliminated. Read More...

Rethinking a plan to combat global warming

Don’t be fooled by the blowback, withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement was a good decision. Read More...

The March for Science

Earth Day demonstrators won’t really be marching for science; the goal is promoting their political agenda. Read More...

Delaware: REPSA cost cap

DE’s 3% cost cap on renewable energy is being handily exceeded; perhaps the time has come to enforce it. Read More...

DC field trip: Returning to rational energy policies

No scientific basis has been demonstrated for a war on climate change, and the cost could be considerable. Read More...

For climate change alarmists, science is way too slow

Man-made global warming theory deserves serious consideration, but not so claims of a 97% scientific consensus. Read More...

State regulations can cause problems too

It’s time to reconsider Delaware’s electric power rules, which are costing far more than expected. Read More...

Rise of the regulatory state

Delegation to administrative agencies was convenient at first, but led to problems that must now be solved. Read More...

Spare us another bipartsian energy bill

Premise that energy decisions should be made by government is unsound; it's time to take a different tack. Read More...

Campaign issues: Energy policy

The manmade global warming theory is a dandy excuse for growing government; it will be defended fiercely. Read More...

Global warming skeptics are not enemies of science

Climate alarmists won’t discuss the manmade global warming theory; they claim to have already won the debate. Read More...

A setback for affordable energy

Let’s hope Justice Scalia’s replacement will share his skepticism of the EPA et al. Read More...

Global warming alarmists go overboard

Outcome of the Paris climate conference was determined by ideology and self-interest, not science. Read More...

Much ado about global warming

How real is this problem, and would another layer of governmental authority help to address it? Read More...

Ending oil export ban should be easy decision

It would be nice to see Congress get one right for a change. Read More...

The EPA stumbles but will keep moving

The Environmental Protection Agency must consider costs in its rulemaking, but has wide discretion in estimating benefits. Read More...

Post election update: EPA's Clean Power Plan

The CPP is not justified from a scientific, economic, or legal standpoint. Read More...

E minus 22: Making sense of the debate about sea level rise

The sea level is rising along the Mid-Atlantic coast, but it’s not a rapid process. Read More...

Global warming cures that aren’t needed, cost a bundle

Big government fans (Side A) have been known to dismiss the arguments of smaller government fans (Side B) as equivalent to opposing “any and all government regulations.” Read More...
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