America Set to Cut Subsidies to Wind Power & Prevent Grid Chaos

STOP THESE THINGS

Donald Trump is not the wind industry’s biggest fan. And now that the damage done to once reliable and affordable power supplies by the intermittent and chaotic delivery of wind power is plain for all to see (look no further than South Australia), the US is out to avoid the inevitable. Starting with an investigation on how to scrap the subsidies and keep the lights on in America

Energy chief orders power grid study
Bloomberg News
Jennifer Jacobs
15 April 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered 60-day study of the U.S. power grid, which will examine whether policies that favor wind and solar energy are accelerating the retirement of coal and nuclear plants critical to ensuring steady, reliable power supplies.

Regulators increasingly wonder how to balance the grid’s reliability with state policies that prioritize less-stable renewable energy sources.

In a memo, Perry highlights concerns about the “erosion” of resources…

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