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Why is Rick Perry's Energy Department proposing an anti-conservative reform?
Washington Examiner ^ | Oct 17, 2017 | by Devin Hartman

Posted on 10/17/2017 2:21:14 PM PDT by TBP

Let's be clear: The Energy Department's proposed rulemaking before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to subsidize power plants with on-site fuel is the antithesis of economic conservatism. The anti-competitive DOE proposal is a recipe to stick consumers with billions in added costs without addressing priority electric reliability and resiliency concerns.

The proposal calls for draconian, emergency subsidies to address a crisis that grid reliability experts say doesn't exist. The alarmist proposal is neither technically nor procedurally sound.

Knowledgeable, principled conservatives are speaking out. Travis Kavulla, the Republican vice chairman for the utility regulator of Montana, called the DOE's proposal a "command and control" system that "will be predetermining through industrial policy who stays in the market and who goes out." Similarly, former Republican FERC Commissioner Tony Clark said applying the proposal's basic tenets could threaten market operations. Current FERC Commissioner, Republican Robert Powelson, demonstrated leadership amid an anxious energy industry by reassuring concerned parties that he "did not sign up to go blow up the markets."

Pat Wood, the former FERC chairman appointed by President George W. Bush, called the action "profoundly disappointing" as Energy Secretary Rick Perry previously oversaw the best competitive electricity market in the country. Wood serves as the chairman of Dynegy, who's power fleet would actually benefit from the rule, but still felt compelled to call the proposal an unwelcome present.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; perry; statism
More Establishment Republican swampism.
1 posted on 10/17/2017 2:21:14 PM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP

Oh Noes, Rick Perry shot me up with Gardasil
on the Trans Texas Corridor which doesn’t exist!


2 posted on 10/17/2017 2:28:54 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: TBP

Discussion here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-4989692/Fuel-security-power-generation-United-States-Kemp.html
In Winter 2014 “...gas-fired generators accounted for 55 percent of forced outages during the vortex, even though they represented only 40 percent of capacity in the impacted areas.
By contrast, coal-fired units accounted for 26 percent of outages and 31 percent of capacity, while nuclear generators suffered 3 percent of the outages but provided 12 percent of capacity.”

Would prefer that the whole regulation scheme be re-examined. Lot of bad rules distorting the market now.


3 posted on 10/17/2017 2:36:17 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: TBP

Until it becomes possible for every supplier to construct a transmission line to your home, this concept of a “free and open electricity market” is a myth.


4 posted on 10/17/2017 2:36:39 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TBP

When a bunch of establishment Republicans get together and play the “Orthodox Conservatism” card, they are likely acting against the best interests of the American People.

Just sayin’.


5 posted on 10/17/2017 2:41:42 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: mrsmith; TBP

Gee,

My reading of the situation at the Daily Mail link indicates Perry is trying to increase the reliability of generation on behalf of the American people.

Adding a favorable regulation to support coal and nuke power because their fuel is onsite, and it pisses off the Natural Gas folks who are subject to interruption.

Another regulation for a heavily regulated industry. And, it just so happens to be in OUR interests.


6 posted on 10/17/2017 2:49:47 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: humblegunner

Rick Perry is a waste of skin! And stupid as a stump!


7 posted on 10/17/2017 2:52:10 PM PDT by vette6387 (LOCK HER UP! COMEY TOO.)
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To: TBP

Once they start breathing the air inside the DC beltway their brains begin to turn to mush.


8 posted on 10/17/2017 3:15:57 PM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (Libtards wish anarchy and death for others, but not for themselves.)
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To: TBP

the real question is why did Trump appoint this swamp-man to even a second tier cabinet job ?


9 posted on 10/17/2017 3:30:57 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (The CBC: Deceiving Canadians since 1936.)
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To: Mariner

...Perry is trying to increase the reliability of generation on behalf of the American people.

Adding a favorable regulation to support coal and nuke power because their fuel is onsite, and it pisses off the Natural Gas folks who are subject to interruption.

Another regulation for a heavily regulated industry. And, it just so happens to be in OUR interests.
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Deserves to be repeated.


10 posted on 10/17/2017 3:32:26 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Mariner

Thanks for addressing the topic, not the person.


11 posted on 10/17/2017 3:39:06 PM PDT by ChessExpert (NAFTA - Not A Free Trade Agreement)
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To: TBP
subsidize power plants with on-site fuel is the antithesis of economic conservatism.

Maybe so, but if we're going to subsidize something, and you know FedGov will, reliable power is a great thing to subsidize. Beats subsidizing wind and solar, which are NOT reliable base-load power sources.

12 posted on 10/17/2017 4:00:35 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Trump won; we got Gorsuch and a bit of MAGA. Likely have a civil war before we get more.)
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To: vette6387

Really. He’s sure made some smart decisions lately, and this is one of them.


13 posted on 10/17/2017 4:01:33 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Trump won; we got Gorsuch and a bit of MAGA. Likely have a civil war before we get more.)
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To: humblegunner

“Oh Noes, Rick Perry shot me up with Gardasil
on the Trans Texas Corridor which doesn’t exist!”

You always excerpt from your blog? Just kidding, couldn’t resist.

The ONLY REASON that the TTC, along with shooting up little girls with Gardasil doesn’t exist in Texas right now is because the PEOPLE OF TEXAS rose up to stop Perry.

I voted against him, every time, from the moment he announced the TTC, but, sadly, we still can’t some of his cronies out of our government and we’re still on a toll-road building rampage.


14 posted on 10/17/2017 6:08:12 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Mariner

“Adding a favorable regulation to support coal and nuke power because their fuel is onsite, and it pisses off the Natural Gas folks who are subject to interruption.”

Natural gas companies are welcome to store fuel on their sites, if they want...gas is stored in large tanks throughout the country.

As to this proposal, it’s better than nothing, but I’d MUCH RATHER see an effort to harden our grid against EMPs...but sadly Trump’s people are as complacent as Obama’s and prior, they look at EMPs (and CMEs) as something out of Art Bell’s fertile imagination.


15 posted on 10/17/2017 6:11:23 PM PDT by BobL
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