Lewandowski slams 'deep state' regulators for rejecting Perry coal plan
11 January, 2018, 09:14 | Author: Kim Reid
Calling it "a major blow to the Trump administration's efforts to revive America's declining coal industry", The New York Times article notes that Energy Secretary Rick Perry wanted to subsidize failing coal and nuclear plants while ignoring natural gas manufacturers. Perry spoke of "fair compensation" to stop the "imminent loss" of power generation capacity with on-site fuel supplies, mainly coal and nuclear power plants, and of "severe consequences" for the grid coming from additional shut-downs.
The commissioners thanked Perry for "having reinforced grid resilience as an important issue" and instead directed regional grid operators - such as ISO New England - to submit information so FERC can "examine holistically the resilience of the bulk power system".
Climate and free market advocates opposed the plan.
It's no surprise it was resoundingly rejected by even the industry-friendly commission, just as it's no surprise that Secretary Perry continues to demonstrate he has no idea what he's doing overseeing our nation's energy infrastructure.
"What is not debatable is that a diverse fuel supply, especially with onsite fuel capability, plays an essential role in providing Americans with reliable, resilient and affordable electricity, particularly in times of weather-related stress like we are seeing now", Perry said. "Additionally, power users in SC were asked to voluntarily cut back on their electricity usage because of critical margins in the electric power grid". As one example, he noted last week's forced shutdown of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in MA due to a power line that failed during extreme cold weather.
"Rick Perry's scheme to prop up aging nuclear and dirty coal plants was never about making sure the lights and heat stayed on", said John Moore, an energy policy expert for the Natural Resources Defense Council.
The commission said it would begin a new process to study whether fewer nuclear and coal plants pose risks to "grid resilience" which it defined as "the ability to withstand and reduce the magnitude and/or duration of disruptive events". Tech giant Apple weighed in Monday against the proposal, saying it would inhibit innovation and competition and interfere with plans to increase use of "clean energy" such as wind and solar power.
Trump committed to the measure in private conversations last summer with top coal executives.
"I fear that we will now immediately observe the announcement of further decommissioning of nuclear and coal-fired electricity generation that will further exacerbate this critical situation", Mr. Murray added. CEO Robert Murray warned Trump that failing to act would cause thousands of coal miners to be laid off and threatened the viability of his largest customer, Ohio-based electricity company FirstEnergy Solutions.
Murray dismissed the research, claiming that Rhodium Group is "certainly biased" and "shills for the renewable energy industry".
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a United Nations special envoy on climate change, said the FERC decision was a "victory for consumers, the free market and clean air". He said the FERC order to seek more information about resilience was "only the first step" rather than a final one.
NAACP to protest Trump at national championship
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They were particularly belligerent after the rain-break - Guptill picked Hasan Ali for consecutive sixes in the 16th over. All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme was added to New Zealand's squad ahead of the third one-day global against Pakistan .
The native VR video player Vive Video is now pulling in content from one of the world's largest ad-free open video platforms. There's no word on when the wireless adapter is going to be available, or how much it will cost.
If we look at prepaid plans in price-range of Rs 450 to Rs 500, rivals Vodafone and Airtel have several offers as well. Now, Airtel has revised the plan to add seven more days' validity and offer 1GB data per day for 91 days .
The versatile actress Anushka Sharma recently tied to knot to Indian skipper Virat Kohli in a hush-hush ceremony in Italy. Those who are trolling Anushka over this have no idea maybe that a year ago Virat hit centuries after centuries.
Donald Trump during the national anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta on January 8, 2018. The president, flanked by military members, stood near the 40-yard line with his hand on his heart as the anthem played.
The sizes of the screens will be 14-inches for the Chromebook 14 G5 and 11.6-inches for the Chromebook 11 G6. Out of the box you'll have support for Android apps, along with the regular Chrome apps and extensions.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will have a new offensive coordinator and position coach in 2018. The news comes one day after coach Ron Rivera had seemed to give his entire coaching staff an endorsement.
West Texas Intermediate crude settled at a four-year high above $62 a barrel last week as global supply levels tightened. AAA Northeast said gas prices are up two cents in Rhode Island and up five cents in MA .
The duo were tied together in way where their backs were facing each other and they had to pick the flags and put in other pot. Puneesh Sharma started his speech talking about the struggle of a commoner in Bigg Boss 11 than that of a celebrity.
Razer Phone Gets Netflix HDR and Dolby Plus 5.1
Making its debut through the event this week, the company has brought forward a brand-new concept laptop called Project Linda . Other than that, it also carries 3.5mm audio jack, USB-A port, USB-C charging port, 720p webcam, and dual-array microphone.
All-electric concept vehicle to debut at CES 2018
A 150 kW (201 hp) receives energy from a 64 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, which has a claimed driving range of 383 km. Kia hasn't given any specific timeline on when the Niro EV will go into production, but we expect a late 2018 arrival.
Packers officially announce Brian Gutekunst as new GM
Green Bay also lost offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett, quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt and receivers coach Luke Getsy. Gutekunst has been with the organization for almost two decades after being hired in 1998 by Hall of Famer Ron Wolf.
Aaron Taylor selected for College Football Hall of Fame
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