Delaware regulators halt try to hit solar customers with big fees

MILLSBORO — Thanks to solar panels at his Millsboro early learning center, businessman Richard Spinks frequently provides more energy to the regional power grid than he uses. That’s why he was shocked recently to learn that he still faced potentially costly monthly bills from Delmarva Power. Mr. Spinks had invested in the panels in 2017 […]

Letter to the Editor: Safety precautions are part of the plan for wind farm

Your letter writer, Paul Breger, wrote (Nov. 27, 2019) that he is concerned about magnetic currents at the Fenwick Island State Park. Perhaps he was not listening to the presentation at the Indian River High School when the Orsted engineer pointed out that the 8-inch cable will be connected to an onshore substation by horizontal […]

Letter to the Editor: U.S. must face its environmental issues

On Nov. 19 my husband and I attended the hearing at Indian River High School to learn more about the proposed wind farm and the transmission station that might be located in Fenwick State Park. The crowd expressed disapproval for the project, and due to little leadership, the meeting lacked organization. The over-60 crowd was […]

Commentary: Wind farm debate

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Fenwick Island resident headlined “Offshore wind farm projects would destroy ocean views” wherein he says “Skipjack and other offshore wind energy companies are looking to use the tallest wind turbines in the world, measuring 853 feet or three times taller than the turbine in Lewes. As planned, these […]

Commentary: Offshore wind farm projects would destroy ocean views

Several offshore wind farm projects that will stretch from Rehoboth Beach to Ocean City, Maryland will soon be a reality unless citizens and legislators take action now. Orsted Wind Power (Denmark) has been granted one of multiple offshore wind farm leases. Orsted’s Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control […]

Commentary: Beach view and economy under threat

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Beach lovers visit eastern Sussex County for the ocean, and a pristine view to the horizon is critical to beach enjoyment. In many ways the view to the horizon would be recognized by Native Americans who fished on the beach a thousand years ago. Counting Crows song, They Paved Over Paradise, says, ‘you don’t know […]

Energy Efficiency Day seeks to curb energy use, cut pollution

DOVER — Energize Delaware is joining regional and national organizations on Wednesday to save some energy and reduce pollution during the fourth annual Energy Efficiency Day. That is the day that utilities, businesses, universities and individuals are asked to lend a hand in promoting energy efficiency — the cheapest, quickest way to meet energy needs, […]

Commentary: Attacks on Saudi oil – why didn’t prices go crazy?

Energy experts and scholars like me have long wondered what the impact would be from a major attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. For decades, the Saudis were the world’s top exporter and swing producer, able to change output to meet fluctuations in market demand. Would an assault on their oil bring panic and an […]

Letter to the Editor: Getting a charge out of electric vehicles

Your letter writer James Webster, May 10 “A few more words on electric vehicles,” had some good points to make about electric vehicles and charging. Yes, it is great that there are more and more public chargers, either fast or very fast. Most of them provide free electricity, like at retail shopping malls. Beat that […]

Letter to the Editor: Nuclear power still proven safe, reliable

Dr. Sowers’ April 8 comparison of nuclear power to a dead horse is dead wrong. (Letter to the Editor). Despite the recent closure of a few nuclear power plants, the remaining plants still supply 20 percent of the country’s electric power without emitting air pollution or carbon dioxide. These plants could continue operating for decades, […]

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