Tag: Rick Perry

FirstEnergy floods FERC with ghostwritten comments seeking bailouts for its coal and nuclear power plants

FirstEnergy is behind hundreds of pages of largely ghostwritten comments seeking bailouts for the utility’s failing coal and nuclear power plants that were submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC received a flood of comments in response to...

/ October 26, 2017

Philip Moeller and EEI rejected “unquantifiable benefits” of solar, but loves them for coal and nuclear

The Edison Electric Institute's Phil Moeller is advocating for Rick Perry's plan to pay coal and nuclear plants for their external benefits. For rooftop solar, he's argued for the opposite.

/ October 6, 2017

Coal and utility interests ask for, receive, bailouts to help failing power plants

"You can’t see the gas lines. You can’t see wind. You can’t see solar. So maybe we need to talk about having a requirement for power plants in order to ensure reliability." - West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney

/ October 2, 2017

Travis Fisher: Author of Rick Perry’s grid study called clean energy policies a greater threat than terrorism

August 24, 2017 Update: The Department of Energy just released its long awaited grid study, along with a cover letter from Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. DOE staff was flooded with existing research that affirmed renewable energy is reliable (Appendix...

/ May 30, 2017

Rick Perry: Trump may try to preempt state renewable energy policies

Rick Perry said yesterday that the Trump administration is having “very classified” conversations about preempting state and local support for renewable energy under the pretense of national security. Perry’s remarks came during an on-stage interview at the 2017 Bloomberg New...

/ April 26, 2017

New DOE Chief of Staff, Brian McCormack, Played Critical Role in EEI’s Rooftop Solar Campaign

Brian McCormack, most recently of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), will become Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s chief of staff, reports confirmed yesterday. Previously, McCormack was EEI’s vice president of political and external affairs and one of the highest paid staffers at...

/ March 14, 2017