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Report: Trump Administration to Force Purchases of Coal, Nuclear Power

June 1, 2018

A draft memo circulated by the Trump administration before the National Security Council reportedly urges federal action to force grid operators to buy power from uneconomic coal and nuclear plants.

Bloomberg on May 31 pointed to the existence of the 41-page memo, which it said was dated May 29 and distributed Thursday. The memo reportedly outlines plans for a directive by the Department of Energy (DOE) under Section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act (FPA) to “direct the operators to purchase electricity or electric generation capacity from at-risk facilities,” the news outlet said. It is unclear for whom the memo was drafted, or when the plan it reportedly outlines will be implemented. POWER has reached out to the DOE for comment.

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