02 Jun '18, 7pm

Renewables and gas sectors slam proposed US coal and nuclear bailout

A motley coalition of US energy sectors lashed out Friday after the Trump administration signaled it may take a new approach in its ongoing attempt to save failing coal-fired and nuclear power plants. On Thursday Bloomberg News reported the existence of a draft memo being considered by the White House, which invokes national security concerns in laying out a case for the compulsory purchase of electricity or generating capacity from “fuel-secure” conventional power plants for 24 months. The memo was widely circulated on Friday morning, and later in the day a White House press secretary confirmed that President Donald Trump “has directed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to prepare immediate steps to stop the loss of these resources”. The Trump administration did not immediately endorse the specific actions laid out in the memo, whose suggested approach that would be the most ...

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