Also in the brief: How a conservative coal county built the biggest community solar energy project in East Kentucky. Why 30M solar rooftops should be in the next relief bill
The least qualified energy secretary in recent history will leave a record of collusion with coal barons, a failed bailout for coal and nuke plants, and some memorable terms like “freedom molecules.” His likely successor appears more competent, and potentially more effective.
At the Future of Energy Summit U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry gave a preview into what his tenure will be like as Secretary of Energy, including invasive federal action and support for nuclear, coal and gas, backed by pure mythology.
The new U.S. secretary of energy wants to know if wind and solar are undermining stability of the U.S. grid, and conflates baseload power with reliability. We’d like to help him with his homework.
On Friday, the former fossil-fuel favoring governor ordered a study to see whether solar and wind development is making the electricity grid less stable.
The man who once famously forgot the Department of Energy in a 2012 Republican presidential debate is now, astonishingly, the person who was just confirmed to lead it.
The commission now has until January 10 to create the “Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule” the Secretary demanded in September, but Perry said he will examine all available remedies as FERC continues its work.
The Secretary of Energy is using the canard of reliability concerns to push for support of uncompetitive generation.
President Donald J. Trump’s constant reshuffling of administration officials may have the former Texas governor moving to Homeland Security, leaving the Energy Department open to a possibly worse replacement.
SEIA, ACORE, AEE and AWEA express concerns that the former Texas Governor is starting his inquiry into grid reliability with a faulty premise by conflating coal and nuclear generation with reliability.
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