Report: Del. should kill wind offshore energy

April 10, 2008 9:53:33 AM PDT
A draft report submitted to the state Senate's Energy and Transit Committee recommends killing a proposed 25-year purchase plan for offshore wind energy.

Some lawmakers are discussing details of the draft, although it won't be released until a final review by the committee. The draft was written by committee Chairman Harris McDowell.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Copeland says the draft report concluded the Bluewater plan is not cost-effective. He says it also recommends Delmarva Power purchase onshore wind power and Delaware offer Bluewater a one-time incentive to build the project without other state-imposed guarantees.

Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal,