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Houston Chronicle: Perry's bailout plan could cost more than $34 billion, study says

Posted by James Osborne on Jul 18, 2018

This Houston Chronicle article looks at the newly released Brattle Group Report, which estimates the costs of the current administration's coal bailout at $34 billion. AEE with funding from a coalition commissioned the report. Link to the full article here. Link to The Brattle Group Report here. Excerpts below:
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Houston Chronicle: Effort to revive coal tests Rick Perry's devotion to free markets

Posted by James Osborne on May 8, 2018

The Houston Chronicle reported: While governor of Texas, Rick Perry was approached by a group of power executives who warned that unless state regulators took steps to raise electricity rates, power plants across the state would close and regular blackouts could follow.
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Houston Chronicle: For coal magnate tied to Trump and Perry, accusations of government 'bailout'

Posted by James Osborne on Nov 12, 2017

The Houston Chronicle reviewed facts surrounding the Dept. of Energy's proposed grid resiliency rule that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was expected to rule on by Dec. 11 to meet Sec. Perry's fast-track schedule. The story subhead noted, "Critics call Perry's proposal raising coal, nuclear plants' rates a bailout."
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