29 Sep '17, 11pm

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Baseload power is the generation that happens day-in and day-out, regardless of swings in demand (which vary widely from daytime peaks to nightime lows) Baseload also tends to rely on nuclear plants (which can’t be started or stopped very easily) and coal-fired plants (which can be switched on and off fairly quickly). As renewable energy prices come down, there’s an incentive to run solar (as long as the sun shines) and wind (as long as the wind blows). Conveniently, these also generate a lot more during the day, during peak demand. But but but… Coal! Nuclear! These sources tend to come from very expensive plants with huge sunk costs that are no longer cost-competitive. But it’s good to have them around just in case we need them, like during a heatwave. So… subsidies! Perry has filed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) under the Federal Power Act , directing the Federal...

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