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Perry seems in favor of emergency order to bail out coal, nuclear plants

11 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / US Energy Secretary Rick Perry in the East Room of the White House in 2018.
At a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry expressed his willingness to help coal and nuclear plants out with an emergency order similar to one requested by energy firm FirstEnergy earlier this month.
Two weeks ago, FirstEnergy asked the Department of Energy to invoke Section 202, which allows the department to order certain US power plants to keep running during wartime or during a natural disaster. The energy firm then filed for bankruptcy a few days later.
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