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Politics Rick Perry

  • Oct 20- Eight former commissioners of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sent a letter to the agency opposing Energy Secretary Rick Perry's proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants because they are not economic in the current low price market. "Our common goal has been to encourage competition in the electricity sector in order to...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- "The resiliency of the nation's electric grid is threatened by the premature retirements of power plants that can withstand major fuel supply disruptions caused by natural or man-made disasters," the U.S. Department of Energy warned last week. "Fuel-secure resources are indispensable for the reliability and resiliency of our electric grid," the...

  • TOKYO— The U.S. is keen to work with Japan in expanding exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas in Asia, and hopes for more Japanese investment in American natural gas infrastructure, a senior Department of Energy official said Wednesday. Japan's trade and industry minister announced Wednesday plans for a $10 billion public-private effort to build LNG terminals,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Tuesday that a directive from the U.S. energy secretary to prop up struggling nuclear and coal power plants has initiated an important conversation, but hinted the agency may not pass the plan without changes. "There's real value in Secretary Perry initiating a conversation" on...

  • LONDON, Oct 17- "The resiliency of the nation's electric grid is threatened by the premature retirements of power plants that can withstand major fuel supply disruptions caused by natural or man-made disasters," the U.S. Department of Energy warned last week. "Fuel-secure resources are indispensable for the reliability and resiliency of our electric grid," the...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump presented a distorted picture of his tax plan this past week and claimed he was trying to keep the Obama health law's insurance markets afloat even as he took steps that could well sink them. A look at his statements on a grab-bag of hot topics spanning the economy, Iran, health care and the way he treats his subordinates:.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump will nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as a top environmental adviser. The White House on Thursday announced the selection of Kathleen Hartnett White of Texas to serve as chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. She is a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. energy secretary defended his plan to reward nuclear plants with incentives against criticism it would manipulate markets by telling a congressional hearing on Thursday that a strong domestic nuclear industry boosted national security. Rick Perry pushed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 29 to issue a rule within...

  • Rick Perry

    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry's charter flights have cost taxpayers more than $56,000, the Department of Energy reported.

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 12- President Donald Trump's administration has vowed to revive the coal industry, challenged climate-change science and blasted renewable energy as expensive and dependent on government subsidies. And yet the solar power industry is booming across Trump country, fueled by falling development costs and those same subsidies, which many...

  • LONDON, Oct 11- For political reasons, the Trump administration has become obsessed by saving old and inefficient coal-fired power plants rather than preparing the electricity industry to face the challenges of the future. At the Department of Energy, Secretary Rick Perry has proposed a grid resiliency rule which would increase payments to coal-fired power...

  • Dow Chemical, Koch Industries and U.S. Steel Corp. are standing with environmentalists in opposing an Energy Department plan that would reward nuclear and coal-fired power plants for adding reliability to the nation's power grid and are pressuring the administration to shift course. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the plan is needed to help prevent...

  • Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

    Rick Perry's emerging pro-coal narrative is worth unpacking, Meredith Fowlie & Maximilian Auffhammer say in The Conversation.

  • LONDON, Oct 11- For political reasons, the Trump administration has become obsessed by saving old and inefficient coal-fired power plants rather than preparing the electricity industry to face the challenges of the future. At the Department of Energy, Secretary Rick Perry has proposed a grid resiliency rule which would increase payments to coal-fired power...

  • Trump EPA will start rolling back Clean Power Plan

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will sign a proposed rule on Tuesday to begin the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

  • Plumes of water vapor emit from the Tennessee Valley Authority Paradise Fossil Plant in Paradise, Kentucky.

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will sign a proposed rule on Tuesday to begin the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

  • *The White House has celebrated the growth in domestic gas production and associated reduction in greenhouse emissions but also wants to rescue coal and nuclear producers. *The White House wants cheap electricity for households and manufacturing companies but needs higher prices in the power market to support coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 3- President Donald Trump arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday to view the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Maria and meet residents, many of whom are frustrated and resentful that they are still struggling with basic necessities two weeks after the storm. But it comes after he lashed out at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz for "poor leadership" on...

  • *The White House has celebrated the growth in domestic gas production and associated reduction in greenhouse emissions but also wants to rescue coal and nuclear producers. *The White House wants cheap electricity for households and manufacturing companies but needs higher prices in the power market to support coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

  • *The White House has celebrated the growth in domestic gas production and associated reduction in greenhouse emissions but also wants to rescue coal and nuclear producers. *The White House wants cheap electricity for households and manufacturing companies but needs higher prices in the power market to support coal-fired and nuclear power plants.