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Quoted: FERC members cast doubt on grid threats from coal retirements

June 12, 2018
All five members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and a top Republican senator are pushing back against the notion being advanced by Energy Secretary Rick Perry that the power grid faces an immediate threat from coal and nuclear retirements, or that such closures pose a national security risk. The comments during a June 12 hearing before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee could undermine the rationale of a draft Trump administration plan to order grid operators to...


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