Gas important to future of US power grid – DOE study

By Staff reporter 25 August 2017

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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