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Bipartisan Former FERC Commissioners Reject Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Plans To Subsidize Coal

A bipartisan group of former Federal Energy Regulation Committee Commissioners have filed a letter with their former agency opposing a recent proposal filed by Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry seeking to subsidize coal and nuclear...Show More Summary

Trump's Pick for Top Environmental Job Has Said Some Really Nutty Things About Climate Change

Kathleen Hartnett White's comments are pretty extreme, even for a fossil fuel-loving climate denier. From EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Energy Secretary Rick Perry, President Trump has filled his administration with a rogue's gallery of fossil fuel-loving climate deniers. Show More Summary

What FERC Commissioners Are Saying About the DOE NOPR

Initial comments on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s coal and nuclear directive are due October 23, with final comments due November 7. But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may take longer to mull its decision. Comments from the...Show More Summary

Despite Clean Power Plan Rollback, Everybody Still Hates Coal (CT Exclusive Interview)

If President Trump is serious about protecting US manufacturing jobs, he has a strange way of showing it. In just the past few days, his Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed new protections for coal and nuclear power plants, which were...Show More Summary

Rick Perry Mistakenly Calls Puerto Rico A Country

Energy Secretary Rick Perry had yet another “oops” moment after he referred to Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, as as a country.

Rick Perry refers to Puerto Rico as its own country

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The energy secretary and former Texas governor has gained unwanted attention for his “oops” moments in the past.

OOPS: Rick Perry calls Puerto Rico a ‘country’ during Congressional hearing

last weekNews : The Raw Story

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico that many have called “disastrous,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry slipped up and called the island territory a “country.” As the Washington Post reports, Perry initially spoke correctly...

Perry to Congress: Price Tag on DOE Proposal to Prop Up Coal; Nuclear Is the ‘Cost of Freedom’

Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s testimony before a House energy subcommittee this morning got attention from the mainstream press for his mistake of calling Puerto Rico a country, and his defense of what is, in the scope of the Trump administration,...Show More Summary

Rick Perry still whining about Al Franken’s climate takedown of him from June

Energy Secretary Rick Perry admitted Thursday that climate change is a “threat to our nation” and that it is contributing to the recent spate of extreme weather slamming the country. But he still wants to burn more fossil fuels because he refuses to accept the basic science that climate change is caused by carbon pollution. Rick Perry […]

Rick Perry struggles to defend his federal energy rule before Congress

During a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy Subcommittee on Thursday, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry tried to defend his decision to propose a new federal rule that would essentially boost revenue for coal and nuclear power plants as “starting a conversation.” The rule calls for subsidies for power plants that keep […]

The Latest: Trump energy chief defends costly plane travel

The Latest on the Trump administration's energy plan (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is defending his costly travel on private and government planes, saying such trips … Click to Continue »

FERC Commissioners Question DOE Secretary Perry’s Plan To Subsidize Coal & Nuclear, Critics Hit Out

At the end of September, US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry formally proposed to the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the propping-up and subsidization of the coal and nuclear industries, but immediate and subsequent...Show More Summary

FERC Commissioners and Staff Question DOE’s Push for Cost Recovery for Coal and Nuclear

Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission leveled pointed criticism and probing questions at Energy Secretary Rick Perry's plan to reward coal and nuclear plants for stockpiling fuel. In the week after DOE’s surprise request,...Show More Summary

The Latest: Energy Department details Perry's trips by air

The Latest on the inquiries about travel practices of Trump administration officials: (all times local): 6:45 p.m. The Energy Department says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has taken at least six … Click to Continue »

Rick Perry's plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants does nothing to fix the U.S. power grid

Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a rule last week that would require electricity customers to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants that can demonstrate “fuel security,” which the rule defines as 90 days’ worth of stockpiled fuel that could be used to generate electricity in the event of...

Guest Blogger Michael Wara: The Trump Administration Moves to Guarantee Profits for Coal-fired and Nuclear Power Plants

The gloves came off last week when it comes to the Trump Administration’s attempts to subsidize coal in U.S. electricity markets. On Friday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry formally requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission guarantee profits for both new and existing coal fired and nuclear power plants. While Sec. Perry doesn’t have the power […]

STRENGTHENING THE GRID: Rick Perry Wants to Subsidize Coal and Nuclear. Late last week the energ…

STRENGTHENING THE GRID: Rick Perry Wants to Subsidize Coal and Nuclear. Late last week the energy secretary asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider paying “resilient” power producers more for the electricity they supply to the grid. In a letter written to FERC, Secretary Perry highlighted the “undervaluation of grid reliability and resiliency […]

Perry Took Private Plane Day Before Price Resigned

Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a chartered jet to Ohio last week, according to an airport management company, the day before fellow Cabinet member Tom Price resigned over his use of private charter flights for government business,” Reuters reports.

Behind the Backlash to Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s Demand for Coal-Nuclear Market Intervention

Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s demand for market-disrupting price supports for coal and nuclear power plants has broken multiple rules for how energy policy is made, from upending the facts to subverting regular order. And it’s beingShow More Summary

Energy secretary Rick Perry took charter flight day before Price resigned

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a chartered jet to Ohio last week, according to an airport management company, the day before fellow Cabinet member Tom Price resigned over his use of private charter flights for government business. Perry took the...

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