Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The General Assembly Could Start Taking Action Tomorrow

Having talked the matter nearly to death, legislators finally have the chance to act on wind power in Delaware. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee meets tomorrow at 4:15 PM in the House Majority Hearing Room. Two key items are on the agenda:
HCR 38 RECOMMENDING THE CONTROLLER GENERAL VOTE TO APPROVE THE POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN BLUEWATER WIND AND DELMARVA POWER AND REQUESTING THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION DETERMINE IF THE COSTS SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED AMONG ALL DELMARVA POWER CUSTOMERS
Sponsor: Valihura

HCR 40 REQUESTING THE DELAWARE ENERGY OFFICE TO SUBMIT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATION TO SPREAD THE COSTS OF ELECTRICITY PRODUCED BY OFFSHORE WIND GENERATION AMONG ALL DELAWARE ELECTRICITY USERS
Sponsor: Hocker
Our objectives are to move HCR 38 to the House floor for a vote as quickly as possible, and leave HCR 40 in committee.
We want as many supporters on hand as possible. However, this is a working committee meeting, not a hearing. We plan to have several advocates speak briefly to some important points. But we don't need an endless line of folks speaking out, as we have had for the last year. Any legislators who don't know that most citizens like the wind farm ought to be transferred to intensive care to check for vital signs.
We've had enough talking; it's time to take action.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Nancy Willing said...

Tom, you speak as if within a group, our, we, want this or that. Could you expand? Who else are you speaking for?

1:16 PM, March 12, 2008  
Blogger TommyWonk said...

Good question. "We" means a bunch of wind power advocates. I've been coordinating my efforts with Citizens for Clean Power, the Clean Air Council, other advocates, our favorite professors and some friendly legislators.

The Clean Air Council is working on a "citizens report" to counter whatever McDowell comes out with. CCP will be delivering a letter to all legislators today.

1:55 PM, March 12, 2008  
Anonymous kavips said...

Both bills are now out of committee and go to the floor.

9:55 PM, March 12, 2008  

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