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Ahead Of Perry Hearing, Opposition Grows To DOE's Coal, Nuclear Tariffs

October 11, 2017
Energy Secretary Rick Perry could face questions at an Oct. 12 House energy subcommittee hearing over the Energy Department's (DOE) plan for federal electricity regulators to give tariffs to coal and nuclear plants to boost grid reliability and resilience, a proposal spurring growing opposition due to fears it will significantly disrupt power markets. For example, the DOE proposal is drawing some push back from one Republican member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) -- which has the ultimate authority...

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