Policy & Regulation

New York officials oppose Perry’s fuel supply payment plan

Officials from the state of New York have written to FERC objecting to Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to pay power plants for storing fuel.
By Staff reporter 26 October 2017 0 28135

Officials from the state of New York wrote to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this week objecting to Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to require additional payments to coal and nuclear power plants that store at least a 90-day fuel supply – a plan that excludes gas and renewable power.

The administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, warned it would expose New Yorkers to more air pollution from power plant emissions via wind...