"U.S. Energy Office Gets New Chairman As Nuclear, Coal Vote Looms"

"WASHINGTON - A new chairman was sworn in on Thursday at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who will lead the agency as it considers a directive from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to subsidize ailing coal and nuclear power plants.

With the swearing in of Kevin McIntyre, a Republican, the FERC panel is now complete with five members. The commission, which did not have enough members to vote on issues until mid-August, will also consider applications for natural gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry in September proposed that the independent agency issue a rule to bail out certain aging nuclear and coal plants by allowing them to recoup operating costs through regulated pricing."

Timothy Gardner reports for Reuters December 7, 2017.


"Opposition To Trump Power Push Creates Strange Bedfellows" (The Hill)

Source: Reuters, 12/08/2017