Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Is RGGI a Threat to Freedom?

Aaron Nathans, reporting on House Bill 86 in the News Journal, quotes John Nichols, a supporter of the bill, which would terminate Delaware's participation in RGGI, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative:
John Nichols, a citizen activist supporting the repeal bill, said the initiative cedes government power to nongovernmental agencies like RGGI and the SEU. Those groups, he said, are "a threat to freedom and liberty."
And what is the cost of this threat to freedom? Nathans reports that RGGI currently costs 38 cents per household per month. That's 0.285 percent of the average residential electricity bill in Delaware. I've grown used to hearing inflated estimates of the cost of renewable energy, but this is the first time I have heard anyone say that 38 cents a month represents a threat to liberty.

HB 86 comes up before the House Energy Committee tomorrow at 4:00.


Anonymous kavips said...

any news out of committee? (Real time question)

7:56 PM, May 11, 2011  
Blogger Tom Noyes said...

HB 86 did not make it out of committee.

8:40 PM, May 11, 2011  

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