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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:27 PM

U.S. energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security

Source: Reuters

The U.S. energy secretary defended his plan to reward nuclear plants with incentives against criticism it would manipulate markets by telling a congressional hearing on Thursday that a strong domestic nuclear industry boosted national security.

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One lawmaker pointed to a study by ICF Consulting that said power bills could rise $800 million to $3.2 billion annually if FERC issued Perry’s plan.

But Perry said the federal government had disregarded nuclear power for decades at a risk to national security.

“If we lose our supply chain, if we lose our intellectual chain of supply of bright scientists because we basically pushed the nuclear industry back, then we’re going to lose our role as a leader when it comes to nuclear energy in the world,” Perry said. That in turn could hurt the country’s ability to address nuclear nonproliferation, Perry said.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-energy-perry/u-s-energy-head-nuclear-power-rescue-helps-national-security-idUSKBN1CH2W4

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:43 PM

1. Perry knows best.....because he is a energy expert

that is why he got the job

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:54 PM

2. I don't know whether to laugh or cry...


... about that tidbit you shared.

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:56 PM

3. just passing on what Trump has said

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:46 PM

4. Yes...

... eom.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 10:09 AM

5. Moniz to Perry - the biggest loss in IQ points in a cabinet position between the last administration

and this one.

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