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USA Energy Secretary Perry out to force Americans to buy costly nuclear and coal power, not renewables

Perry is trying “to essentially end competition in U.S. power markets in order to force customers to pay billions of dollars for uneconomic coal and nuclear plants they don’t want or need,” Mark Kresowick, an expert on FERC rules, told ThinkProgress. Kersowick called the move “unprecedented.”
Perry wants to stop cheaper, cleaner renewables like solar and wind from shutting down more dirtier and more expensive plants like coal (and nuclear).
Significantly, Germany has one of the most reliable electric grids in the world, with 10 times fewer minutes of grid outages a year than the United States. In the morning of May 8, 2016, a whopping 95 percent of Germany’s electricity was provided by renewables.
Rick Perry proposes law to force Americans to buy dirtier, costlier power
Energy Secretary ignores his own grid study to make good on his threats to punish renewables https://thinkprogress.org/perry-ferc-proposal-reliability-ecbd1e54409c/

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September 30, 2017 - Posted by | politics, USA

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