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An Insiders’ Look At The DOE Grid Reliability Report, Future Challenges
A panel event with a former DOE official and the author of the grid report gives their inside take and outlook.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently proposed a rule that would subsidize the ailing coal and nuclear industries, arguing that these sources of electricity are needed to ensure grid reliability as renewable fuels gain market share. Critics of the proposed rule say it is an unnecessary bailout of uncompetitive and dirty energy sources, and that renewables pose no threat to grid reliability. What are the major factors driving change in the U.S. grid? What are the challenges facing regulators?