State of Delaware secondary Archives: on Energy & Oil


Jack Markell: Reliability and cost of energy is key

For manufacturers and other businesses, we know the reliability and cost of energy is key. We need to expand our energy portfolio, reduce costs and improve air quality.

First, we import too much of our electricity from dirty and expensive sources. Over the last four years, we have reduced emissions more than any other state, but we need more local generation. That is why we support numerous utility-scale clean and efficient natural gas plants and cost-effective clean energy projects--including numerous solar, biogas and fuel cell projects.

Second, we need to expand natural gas infrastructure across our state. Too many in Delaware are paying too much for energy because they are too far from a pipeline to bring them affordable natural gas.

Third, the cheapest energy remains the energy we don't use. We have made progress on improving energy efficiency, but we can do more to help save money by making efficiency Delaware's "first fuel."

Source: 2013 Del. State of the State speech Jan 17, 2013

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