Did Rick Perry Just Propose a Value-of-Coal Tariff?

By [email protected] Thought that controversial grid resiliency report ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry was only an intellectual exercise?

It didn’t take long for the Department of Energy to put it into action — in exactly the way that critics feared when the report was first announced.

Last week, Perry asked federal energy regulators to consider new rules that would value coal and nuclear plants that are capable of keeping 90 days of fuel on hand. In other words: Find a way to help keep struggling baseload plants open by offering them a new financial incentive.

Or, as a supposed free-market proponent like Perry

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