The Public Service Commission and three other state agencies overseeing the wind power negotiations will meet on November 20 to decide whether to continue the negotiations between Bluewater Wind and Delmarva Power. They have set a deadline of November 12 for public comments.

The proposed offshore wind power project would produce 13 percent of Delaware’s electricity. This energy would be clean, safe, independent, non-polluting, non-greenhouse gas emitting, economically stable and cost-efficient over the long-term. Generating offshore wind energy will help prevent the tragedy of global warming and keep our coastal areas from being flooded and destroyed. It is estimated that the offshore wind power project would save Delaware citizens $750 million on health care costs currently caused by air pollution from burning fossils fuels.

An enormous hurdle was cleared when Bluewater decided to pull construction material cost escalators off the table, removing the most significant objection to the project. Wind power would bring a measure of price stability to our electric bills over the next thirty years, when we can expect fossil fuel prices to continue to climb.

Letters and emails can be sent to:

Arnetta McRae, Chair
Public Service Commission
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Cannon Building, Suite 100
Dover, DE 19904
Fax: (302) 739-4849
Email c/o Karen Nickerson: Karen.Nickerson@state.de.us

If you’re feeling prolific, you can also send letters to:

Russell T. Larson, Controller General
P.O. Box 1401
Legislative Hall
Dover, DE 19903
Fax: (302) 739-3794
Email: russell.larson@state.de.us

Office of Management and Budget
Jennifer W. Davis, Director
Haslet Armory, Third Floor 122 William Penn Street
Dover, DE 19901
Fax: (302) 739-5861
Email: jennifer.davis@state.de.us

Department of Natural Resources
John Hughes, Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901
Fax: (302) 739-6242
Email: john.hughes@state.de.us

State regulators have repeatedly said they have listened to and taken note of public comments on this issue. They’re listening; we need to speak up.

14 Responses to “Choose Wind”

  1. Tyler Nixon Says:

    Just to add a resource link with great information on wind power, here is the American Wind Energy Association’s site :

    http://www.awea.org/

    http://www.awea.org/pubs/factsheets.html

  2. donviti Says:

    great work man, u did a “heck of a job” on this one

  3. liberalgeek Says:

    Most of the work was done by others. I just made it look pretty. But, thanks.


  4. [...] turbines, New Castle County, Uncategorized Liberalgeek is throwing a party, a wind party. It is a must- read for anyone who knows deep down in their chromosomes that Delaware has to go down this future path [...]

  5. Surfbuddy Says:

    The two players that haven’t said a word about the value of the offshore wind proposal are Gov. Minner and soon-to-be candidate Carney. Are they still dating Mike Houghton? Or are they gonna get with the rest and agree the wind project is a no-brainer. Get the damn things built – the people are PO’d about the Democrats selling out to NRG and Delmarva Power year after year. You don’t want to be in front of that train.

  6. Rebecca Says:

    According to my inside source, the legislators know Delaware wants wind. I also had a brief conversation yesterday that indicates the Governor is starting to understand that Delaware wants wind. And this source says she is backing wind. I have know idea if this person knew this for a fact or was just saying what I wanted to hear. We’ll see.

    We can’t slack off now. One more week to push this.

    Onward!


  7. Finally, we have a solid estimate of the health benefit of building this wind farm. It was done by Dr. Mark Levy of the Harvard School of Public Health with me feeding in the data of the power produced here and the relevant Delaware policies. Bottom line: total net present health benefit more than $1 billion. See the whole letter at:

    http://www.ocean.udel.edu/windpower/DE-Qs/IRP-KempLevy-Health.pdf


  8. NPR has just covered BWW – I have the links over on DEWay
    and there is a story on RI’s politics with wind.


  9. Love to sign on. Get a petition packet. Reg and on line. I would gladly participate.

  10. ANNON II Says:

    Where is the ‘on line petition’?

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