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Administration backs away from direct coal assistance

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29 August 2017

Administration backs away from direct coal assistance

Report summary

In recent days, the Trump administration has declined the opportunity to use executive powers to directly support the coal industry. The Administration issued a statement 22 August 2017 declining the request of some coal producers to place a 2-year moratorium on coal plant retirements. On 24 August 2017, the DOE released their "Staff Report on Electricity Markets and Reliability" which some thought would provide a strong endorsement of the value of baseload coal generation to the security and reliability of the grid.

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  • Trump administrationdeclines to go all in for coal - so far

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  • 2016 Coal deliveries to near-term retiring units

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