Category Archives: PEPCO/Delmarva Power

“Delaware Energy Plan 2009-2014”–a worst-ever report?

Green Delaware Alert 645

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“Delaware Energy Plan
2009-2014”–a worst-ever report?
Coal promoted in multiple ways …
Incineration promoted …
public participation dissed …

Public comments needed by March 15, 2009
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Defend Delaware’s laws against incineration!

Delaware’s “Public Advocate” lines up with Delmarva Power

Delaware has a “Public Advocate,” Arthur Padmore, who is supposed to represent the public interest in utility regulatory matters.  This office was set up because the Public Service Commission was perceived to have come too much under the control of the utilities it is supposed to regulate. Continue reading

Delaware’s Public Service Commission staff: Dancing to the tune of the utilities they are supposed to regulate?

Many people paid attention to the Bluewater Wind controversy, in which the Delaware PSC got an extraordinary amount of public input–literally thousand of letters and emails–and responded to it.

But that was a special case.  The PSC appears to be back in harness. See, for example: responseirpscam.

For more on the behavior of Delmarva Power, see

Award for Todd Goodman, Delmarva Power

The issue here is whether health and environmental costs will be considered in “Integrated Resource Planning.”  Delmarva Power doesn’t want this.  Green Delaware and others do.

Alert 643: “A Winter of Discontent Over Utility Bills”

Alert 643:  “A Winter of Discontent Over Utility Bills”
Customers Are Upset That Rates Are Still High Despite Lower Fuel Costs
Green Delaware needs your support…

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In these tough times many are wondering why their utility bills are the same or higher when the wholesale price of gas and electricity has tanked.  Good question. Continue reading

Green Delaware Alert 637: Coal power plant emissions dominate Del. Toxic Release Inventory

Green Delaware Alert 637
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Delaware  “Toxic Release Inventory” data for 2007:

Total “on-site releases” to air, water, and land are 10.7 million pounds

75 percent of statewide TRI air releases come from power plants
53% of total (air, water, land) TRI on-site releases come from power plants

47% of statewide TRI air releases come from NRG’s Indian River power plant
34% of total statewide TRI releases come from NRG’s Indian River power plant

But actual power plant chemical emissions are about 17 times higher than the TRI reports reveal

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