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Reprising Past Opposition, Trump Allies Slam Draft Coal, Nuclear Strategy

June 06, 2018
Many of the Trump administration's traditional allies on energy issues are sharply criticizing its latest draft plan to save uneconomic coal and nuclear plants, reprising the dynamic surrounding an earlier Energy Department (DOE) plan that federal energy regulators rejected as unlawful. DOE's emerging new strategy, outlined in a recent memo , would order grid operators to procure power from an as-yet-unspecified number of “baseload” coal and nuclear plants using authority under the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Cold War-era...


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