State of Delaware Archives: on Energy & Oil


Kevin Wade: More oil drilling on U.S. soil

Wade said regulations on job creators should be cut, and more oil drilling should occur on U.S. soil.
Source: Cape Gazette on 2012 Delaware Senate debate Oct 19, 2012

Kevin Wade: Don't raise taxes on gas by 25 cents per gallon

Carper said that in order to keep taxes lower, he has worked to "pull the plug" on outdated tax credits, and that he supports the Investment Tax Credit, which places incentives on companies' investments in technologies that can be sold around the world as commercial products and services.

Wade criticized Carper's proposal to raise taxes on gas by 25 cents per gallon, which he called a result of Carper spending "too many years in Washington and too many years away from Delaware."

Source: Newark Post on 2012 Delaware Senate debate Oct 19, 2012

Jack Markell: Petroleum refinery reopening is a stride in jobs and economy

The reopening of the Delaware City petroleum refinery is the culmination of two years of teamwork. Now, hundreds will report to work here each day, better able to support their families and their neighborhood businesses.

The Delaware City refinery is a high-conversion heavy crude oil refinery with a processing capacity of 190,000 barrels per day. The refinery's production is sold in the U.S. Northeast via pipeline, barge, and truck distribution.

Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release, "Delaware City Refinery" Oct 7, 2011

Chris Coons: Reduce CO2 by focus on energy efficiency and conservation

Q: Where do you think funding should be placed in order to move toward the US decreasing its carbon usage?

COONS: The most effective investment in reducing emissions of CO2 and other things that cause greenhouse gas warming is energy efficiency and conservation. There was a significant investment in the stimulus bill in getting municipalities, local governments, the private sector, to invest in efficiency and conservation. And those are investments that reduce emissions, put people to work, and can develop cutting edge technologies that make our systems operate better and to reduce, not just the emissions, but also the operating expenses.

O'DONNELL: The best way to address that is to talk about Cap and Trade because the winner of this Senate race can be immediately sworn in and serve it in Harry Reid's lame duck session and vote on Cap and Trade. While I do believe that we have to be good stewards of this earth, we don't need to do it at the expense of our citizens and Cap and Trade will do that.

Source: CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderating 2010 Delaware Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Christine O`Donnell: Cap-and-trade is at the expense of our citizens

Q: Where do you think funding should be placed in order to move toward the US decreasing its carbon usage?

COONS: The most effective investment in reducing emissions of CO2 and other things that cause greenhouse gas warming is energy efficiency and conservation.

O'DONNELL: I think the best way to address that is to talk about the issue of Cap and Trade because the winner of this U.S. Senate race can be immediately sworn in and serve it in Harry Reid's lame duck session and vote on Cap and Trade. While I do believe that we have to be good stewards of this earth, we don't need to do it at the expense of our citizens and Cap and Trade will do that, whether it's farmers, senior citizens, or realtors who are concerned about its green compliance standards. Nobody wants this bill. This bill is a national energy tax that will ration energy use and increase our utility bills.

Source: CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderating 2010 Delaware Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

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