High Cost Renewable Energy Being Forced On Delaware By Delaware

  On the agenda for the state Senate of Delaware todayJune 18,2010, is SB #119 the long title is :AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 26 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.

  The synopsis is:This act will amend existing law by increasing the required minimum percentage of renewable energy supply to Delaware customers, such as solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric power. The act achieves this goal by setting a minimum percentage of energy that must come from renewable resources at 30% by 2023. The act also creates a Distributed Renewable Energy carve out of 10% by 2023.

 This bill is sponsored by, McDowell and co-sponsored by Rep. D. E. Williams.

  It would seem as if our legislators are willing to force upon the citizens of this state higher energy cost. They do this with no apparent concern for the fact that we are in a down economy. They do this with no apparent concern for the fact that they are playing god with the lives of the people.

 They are attempting to force a product, in this case so-called alternative energy, on the market.

 Solar and wind have not been able to prove themselves as viable alternatives on a free market, so legislators, both national and local, are forcing by law, that energy suppliers and consumers use these unproven and unreliable energy sources.

 This is being done to in an effort to make solar and wind generated energy seem to be competitive with fossil fuels. They are not. Left to fend for themselves on a free market, both solar and wind would fail, without the subsidy support and the forced usage by the liberals within our national and local governments.

 This is the agenda in one small state such as Delaware. But it is being played out on the national stage as well. We are watching as legislation is being rushed through the U.S. Senate as well, that would have the same or far worse effects on our national economy. They are using the oil spill in the Gulf to justify ruining our national energy system.

 We can neither afford to allow this on the national level, nor the local level. We must, in 2010 elect people with the courage to say no to such anti-capitalist measures.

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2 Responses to “High Cost Renewable Energy Being Forced On Delaware By Delaware”

  1. Bill Says:

    Frank,while they’re at this ridiculous bill, why doesn’t the legislature mandate we all go fly a kite in a thunderstorm?
    That’s renewable energy and green,if you will!

  2. frankknotts Says:

    Well Bill, I guess the kite and string industries haven’t asked for subsidies yet. But I think I did hear something about the key lobbiest working on Mike Castle !

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