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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 Effort to Subsidize Coal Defeated

One of the Trump administration's most ambitious plans to buoy the struggling coal and nuclear power industries has been shot down. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission unanimously rejected a proposal to subsidize coal-burning and nuclear power plants on Monday. Show More Summary

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. 

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 […]

Company faces fine after FedEx workers exposed to radiation

U.S. officials want to fine an Idaho company that sent radioactive materials across the country that leaked from lead containers and exposed FedEx workers. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday … Click to Continue »

Rick Perry Gives FERC Reprieve Over Coal & Nuclear Bailout Amidst Allegations Of Undue Coal Industry Influence

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has granted the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 30 more days to review his proposal to bail out the coal and nuclear industry's at the same time that The Washington Post has obtained material that shows Perry may be acting at the behest of the coal industry. 

Rick Perry Gives FERC a 30-Day Reprieve on Coal, Nuclear Cost Recovery Decision

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has agreed to give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 30 more days to make a decision on a controversial proposal to shore up coal and nuclear power plants in the name of grid resilience, extending a...Show More Summary

New FERC Chairman Requests More Time to Weigh DOE’s Coal, Nuclear Rule

The new chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry for 30 more days to consider a controversial DOE proposal to give coal and nuclear power plants cost recovery status. The request from...Show More Summary

NRC 2.0: Adapting regulation to a changing nuclear industry

A series of sweeping changes at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission would alter the agency’s mission to adapt to an evolving US nuclear industry, which is in the grips of a struggle for its economic survival. Ten years ago, what some...Show More Summary

U.S. energy office gets new chairman as nuclear, coal vote looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new chairman was sworn in on Thursday at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who will lead the agency as it considers a directive from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to subsidize ailing coal and nuclear power plants.

Subsidizing Coal and Nuclear Power Could Drive Customers off the Grid

By Joshua M. Pearce, Michigan Technological University Within the next month, energy watchers expect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on an order from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would create new pricing rules for certain power plants that can store fuel on site to support grid resilience. Show More Summary

Subsidizing coal and nuclear power could drive customers off the grid

Within the next month, energy watchers expect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to act on an order from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would create new pricing rules for certain power plants that can store fuel on site to support grid resilience. Show More Summary

Proposed Bailout of Coal and Nuclear Is Trump Admin’s Attempt to Save Dying Industries

Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently ordered the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to fast-track a rule that purports to make the energy grid more resilient but which in reality will force utility customers to buy more expensive electricity...Show More Summary

US Energy Industry Associations Urge FERC To Reject DOE Proposal To Subsidize Coal & Nuclear

A diverse group of a dozen US energy industry associations which represent the oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other technologies, have come together to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject the Department...Show More Summary

Energy Markets Are Blind to Critical Factors in the Electric Grid

Using the short-term energy markets to make long-term decisions about the electric grid will irreversibly damage the system’s diversity and resiliency, the nuclear industry told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday, asShow 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

U.S. regulator hints at changes to plan boosting coal, nuclear plants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Tuesday that a directive from the U.S. energy secretary to prop up struggling nuclear and coal power plants has initiated an important conversation, but hinted the agency may not pass the plan without changes.

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

Analysis: U.S. Department of Energy looks to subsidize coal plants

U.S. Department of Energy sent a proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that would increase the value of aging coal and nuclear power plants.        

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