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Energy secretary orders grid study of renewable energy impacts to coal, nuclear generation

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has reportedly ordered a study of the U.S. grid, with a focus on the impacts of an accelerating amount of renewable energy being added to the U.S. generation mix.The April 14 memo reportedly calls on Perry's chief of staff to explore whether "policies that favor Read More...

Groups release US grid study ahead of DOE's

A new study funded by the Advanced Energy Economy and the American Wind Energy Association has found that the shifting U.S. electricity resource mix does not threaten the reliability of the country's power system.The release of the report pre-empts the results of a U.S. Department of Energy study or Read More...
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Sierra Club sues DOE over 'secrecy' of grid study

Photo credit: Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.comThe Sierra Club on Aug. 14 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. DOE for its lack of transparency regarding the ongoing study of the U.S. electric grid that the department began preparing in April. The environmental advocacy group cited the de Read More...

DOE grid report: Renewables not a threat to reliability

Following months of controversy and speculation within the energy industry, the U.S. Department of Energy on Aug. 23 released a report outlining the findings of its study on electricity markets and reliability and attributing the retirement of traditional baseload generation primarily to low natural Read More...

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Oil, gas, solar, wind associations ban together opposing DOE's call for baseload reliability payments

Following the Sept. 29 proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission move to increase compensation for generators providing baseload power supplies such as coal and nuclear, a group of 11 energy industry associations spanning natural gas, wind, solar, r Read More...

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FERC rejects Perry-proposed nuclear, coal bailout

In a move widely regarded as an affirmation the independence of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the commissioners on Jan. 8  unanimously rejected a proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would have increased compensation for generators providing baseload power suppli Read More...

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