United States Energy Secretary Rick Perry told a Congressional committee on Thursday that his proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to compensate power plants that keep 90 days of fuel on site – meaning coal and nuclear rather than gas or renewables – is not the “be-all-end-all and is meant to be a conversation starter”.
The plan “is just a first step” to ensure the reliability of the US electricity grid, he added.
“I want to hear both sides of this [debate] and have a...
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