April 2nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The subsidiaries that run FirstEnergy Corp.'s nuclear and coal-fired power plants filed for bankruptcy at the end of March after months of speculation, while at the same time essentially petitioning the US Department of Energy to declare an emergency that would effectively bail out the ruined fossil fuel company.
November 8th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A diverse group of a dozen US energy industry associations which represent the oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other technologies, have come together to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject the Department of Energy's proposal to subsidise the coal and nuclear energy industries, claiming that such a proposal is unsupported by record and would throw a costly wrench into the nation's electricity markets.
October 24th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Opposition continues to grow and solidify against US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry's plan to prop up the country's coal and nuclear industries by subsidizing their supposed contribution to grid resiliency, with a diverse group of 12 energy industry associations and a large group of manufacturers calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to ditch the plan.
August 15th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The Sierra Club announced Monday that it has sued the US Department of Energy over the department's continued delays in providing information regarding the grid study Secretary Rick Perry directed the department to conduct into the reliability of the US electricity grid with increased levels of renewable energy.