17 Jul '17, 11am

Renewable Energy Not a Threat to Grid, Draft of US Study Finds

Renewable Energy Not a Threat to Grid, Draft of US Study Finds

Wind and solar power don’t pose a significant threat to the reliability of the U.S. power grid, U.S. Department of Energy staff members said in a draft report, contradicting statements by their leader Rick Perry. "The power system is more reliable today due to better planning, market discipline, and better operating rules and standards," according to a July draft of the study obtained by Bloomberg. The findings — which are still under review by the department’s leadership — contrast with Perry’s arguments that "baseload " sources such as coal and nuclear power that provide constant power are jeopardized by Obama-era incentives for renewable energy, making the grid unreliable. “I’ve asked the staff of the Department of Energy to undertake a critical review of regulatory burdens placed by the previous administration on baseload generators,” Perry said last month. “Over the l...

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