ALERT: State Officials Making Poor Decisions that will Hurt Families
State Rep. Rich Collins is alerting the public about government actions he believes will impose higher costs on Delaware families. Look for updates and follow us on Facebook.
Maryland Working on Abandoning Farmers – According to The Delmarva Farmer, Maryland state bureaucrats are laying plans to reduce purchasing food from local family farms. The reason? The officials believe the production of certain foods creates too great a quantity of greenhouse gases. The hit list of targeted “carbon-intensive foods” includes beef, lamb, goat meat, butter, shellfish, cheese, pork, chicken, cream, eggs and milk. Read the editorial: https://americanfarmpublications.com/clear-the-air-on-carbon-committee/
A bill floated by a member of the Delaware Senate in the closing days of the 2019 legislative session called for raising the percentage of electricity utilities must supply from renewable resources. Delaware electricity utilities are already mandated to have at least 25% of their energy sourced from renewable generation by 2025, including 3.5% from solar power. The new measure sought to increase these renewable thresholds to 40% by 2035, including 7.25% from solar. Critics note the leading sources of renewable electricity -- wind, solar, and hydroelectric -- are weather dependent and cannot be relied on to provide constant base load support. Renewable power rates can also exceed traditional generation methods, potentially driving up prices. Facing opposition from electricity utilities, the bill was not introduced.