Resource Documents: Delaware (2 items)
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September 7, 2017
, New Hampshire
, New Jersey
, New York
, Rhode Island
Author: Stevenson, David
The nearly decade-old Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was always meant to be a model for a national program to reduce power plant carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explicitly cited it in this fashion in its now-stayed Clean Power Plan. Although the RGGI is often called a “cap and trade” program, its effect is the same as a direct tax or fee on emissions because RGGI allowance costs are passed on from electric generators to distribution companies to consumers. More recently, an influential group of former cabinet officials, known as the “Climate Leadership Council,” has recommended a direct tax on CO₂; emissions (Shultz and Summers 2017).
Positive RGGI program reviews have been from RGGI, Inc. (the program administrator) and the Acadia Center, which advocates for reduced emissions (see Stutt, Shattuck, and Kumar 2015). In this article, I investigate whether reported reductions in CO₂ emissions from electric power plants, along with associated gains in health benefits and other claims, were actually achieved by the RGGI program. Based on my findings, any form of carbon tax is not the policy to accomplish emission reductions. The key results are:
- There were no added emissions reductions or associated health benefits from the RGGI program.
- Spending of RGGI revenue on energy efficiency, wind, solar power, and low-income fuel assistance had minimal impact.
- RGGI allowance costs added to already high regional electric bills. The combined pricing impact resulted in a 13 percent drop in goods production and a 35 percent drop in the production of energy intensive goods. Comparison states increased goods production by 15 percent and only lost 4 percent of energy intensive manufacturing. Power imports from other states increased from 8 percent to 17 percent.
David Stevenson is Director of the Center for Energy Competitiveness at the Caesar Rodney Institute. He prepared this working paper for Cato’s Center for the Study of Science.
Download original document: “A Review of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative”
September 30, 2009
, New Hampshire
, New Mexico
, North Dakota
, Rhode Island
Author: National Wind Watch
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Germany, Netherlands, U.K., Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland: Current production of RWE Npower facilities
Australia: South-West Interconnected System: Current production and past 24 hours’ total load and generation
Denmark: Current production and imports/exports (kraftwærker = power plants; windmøller = wind turbiness; nettoudveksling = net exchange; elforbrug = electricity consumption)
Denmark: Current consumption, production, and prices
Nordpool: Current production, exchange, and price in the Nordic power system
Estonia: Current production, plus graphs (“diagrams”) of past 24 hours and 7 days of six 4-Energia wind energy facilities, also webcams (total capacities: Esivere 8 MW, Pakri 18.4 MW, Tooma I 24 MW, Virtsu I-III 15 MW, Viru-Nigula 24 MW, Mockiai 12 MW, Sudenai 14 MW)
France: Quarter-hour consumption and production
France: Quarter-hour production and installed capacities
Germany: Electricity generation and consumption – previous week and historical (stromverbrauch = electricity consumption)
Germany: Quarter-hour wind production in EnBW control area (Baden-Württemberg)
Great Britain: Last 24 hours of generation by fuel type, every 5 minutes
Great Britain: Current, weekly, monthly, yearly demand and production
Ireland: Daily quarter-hour wind generation< and system demand
Portugal: Real-time wind power generation and total power generation (wind is included under “special status”
Spain: Real-time wind generation, with percentage of capacity and percentage of demand (may not work in all browsers)
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Alberta: Monthly wind power forecast vs. actual comparison reports
Ontario: Daily hourly generation (scroll to bottom of table for wind plant)
Ontario: Hourly generation and other power data
Northwestern USA: Previous week, real-time 5-minute total load and wind generation, Bonneville Power Administration
California: Daily hourly production, CAISO [click here to download complete report (PDF) from previous day.]
Arizona and New Mexico: Real-time 5-min production and load
Midwest ISO hourly wind production (compare to total load)
North Dakota: Previous week, Basin electric Power Cooperative
New England fuel mix (ISO-NE)
Barnstable, Massachusetts: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly production and consumption of a 100-kW turbine since June 1, 2011 (100% daily generation would be 2,400 kWh)
Falmouth, Massachusetts: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly production and consumption of a 1.65-MW turbine since March 23, 2010 (100% daily generation would be 39,600 kWh)
Ipswich, Massachusetts: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly production and consumption of a 1.6-MW turbine since May 18, 2011 (100% daily generation would be 38,400 kWh)
Scituate, Massachusetts: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly production and consumption of a 1.5-MW turbine since March 30, 2012 (100% daily generation would be 36,000 kWh)
Mark Richey Woodworking, Newburyport, Massachusetts: hourly, daily, monthly production of a 600-kW turbine since June 2009 (100% daily generation would be 14,400 kWh)
University of Delaware, Newark: current power output (kW) of 2,000-kW turbine