Domestically produced gas has contributed to the reliability of the United States electricity grid and will remain an important fuel source in the future, the Department of Energy said in a study on the country’s power generation requested by Energy Secretary Rick Perry in April.
Environmentalists objected to the study, questioning results that stated renewables – particularly wind and solar – hindered the stability of the grid.
"There is no evidence, in this report or elsewhere, that coal or nuclear plants are vital to our...
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