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Rick Perry’s Educational Background: How Well Educated Is He?

On March 2nd, of 2017, James Richard “RickPerry become our newest Secretary of Energy. Nominated to his position by the ever-controversial Donald Trump, Perry takes the seat formerly held by Obama’s Ernest Monis. In his new role, he’s...Show More Summary

Photographer Says He Lost His Job After Leaking Pictures Of Rick Perry And Coal CEO

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The former Department of Energy photographer Simon Edelman is filing a federal whistleblower suit after he leaked the photos of a private meeting between the energy secretary and Robert Murray.

DOE staffer claims retaliation over photos of secret meeting

A former photographer at the Department of Energy says he lost his job in retaliation for making public photos of a meeting between Secretary Rick Perry and Robert "Bob" Murray … Click to Continue »

Bomb Cyclone and NOPR Redux: What Does the Grid Really Need for Better Resiliency and Flexibility?

Grid nerds have spent the last few months whipped up into a frenzy over Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s hastily written plan to prop up aging coal plants in the name of grid resiliency. Then, last week, federal energy regulators rejected it. Show More Summary

He Leaked a Photo of Rick Perry Hugging a Coal Executive. Then He Lost His Job.

An Energy Department photographer says he was fired for exposing the coal industry’s influence with the Energy secretary.

Coal exec throws his weight behind a new proposal after Rick Perry’s bailout fails

One week after federal regulators rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to prop up coal and nuclear plants at the expense of natural gas and renewable energy generation, a coal industry executive threw his support behind a separate proposal by the nation’s largest electric grid operator that could force customers to pay more to support […]

The War On Coal

President Trump's Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, had a plan to prop up the coal industry. This week, a federal commission—led by a Trump appointee—rejected it.

In praise of the Trump-appointed regulators who saved us from Rick Perry's disastrous coal plan

To the editor: Reason prevailed when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously shot down U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’ coal-favoring plan. (“Trump administration plan to prop up coal and nuclear markets rejected by regulators,” Jan. 8) Perry, more famously known for his appearance...

Trump's pick for health secretary makes clear he's totally the wrong guy for the job

Watching Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for health secretary, testify before the Senate Finance Committee this week, I realized he’s more impressive than I’d previously thought. Unlike Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Azar isn’t alarmingly ignorant about the department he’d run. Unlike Scott...

Why Rick Perry’s Coal-Friendly Market Intervention Was Legally Doomed

Legal experts have been saying for months that Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to upend energy markets in order to prop up uncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants was destined to fail. Monday’s unanimous dismissal by the Federal...Show More Summary

US Renewable Energy Hits The Ground Running After FERC Debacle

Energy Secretary Rick Perry took his share of lumps for going to bat for the US coal industry, but hours after the FERC decision his agency let its renewable energy freak flag fly

Experts view Trump’s intervention as ‘worrisome’ even after coal, nuclear subsidy plan fails

When Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to give a massive bailout to the coal and nuclear industries was released last September, most energy regulatory experts dismissed it as a desperate attempt to reward the Trump administration’s political supporters in the energy industry. Perry’s plan, according to numerous analyses, would lead to confusion and chaos in the […]

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits Fermilab, touts progress in advancing science

Secretary Perry’s visit encompassed the breadth of the Fermilab research program and included a town hall meeting with lab employees and users.

Happy Responses To FERC’s Unanimous Rejection Of Coal & Nuclear Subsidy Plan Proposed By US Energy Secretary Rick Perry (+ FERC Statements)

In remarkably good news for the US energy industry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has unanimously rejected a proposal by the country's Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, which essentially sought to subsidise coal and nuclear energy

FERC Thumbs Its Nose At Rick Perry’s Grid Resiliency Plan

In September, energy secretary ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Administration to consider a plan that would pump billions of dollars into the electric generating industry to prop up aging coal and nuclear facilities. Today, FERC told Perry to go pound sand -- politely, of course

Rick Perry’s plan to make taxpayers bail out coal and nuclear rejected by federal agency

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) unanimously rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to raise consumer energy bills in order to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants — a major blow to the Trump administration’s effort to slow the growth of solar and wind power. Back in September, Perry asked FERC, which oversees the U.S. grid and regulates […]

U.S. plan to aid coal, nuclear rejected in setback for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. power grid regulator on Monday rejected a directive by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up aging coal and nuclear power plants, in a setback for the Trump administration that disappointed coal miners but pleased drillers, environmentalists and renewable energy advocates.

Rick Perry’s Plan to Rescue Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants Is Rejected

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In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal panel turned down a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize struggling plants.

FERC Rejects Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Coal and Nuclear Energy Market Bailout Plan

Federal regulators have rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to rewrite energy market regulations that would favor the coal industry in the name of grid reliability, delivering a stark rebuke to what has largely been seen as an...Show More Summary

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