Rick Perry’s grid study puts Republicans & mainstream environmental groups in an awkward position

When Energy Secretary Rick Perry – who famously said he would abolish the Department of Energy, only to forget the name of the agency of which he’s now in charge – asked DOE to study how regulations are distorting electricity markets, the pro-renewables community expected the worst. Now that the study is out, it throws cold water on the claims made by both Republican leaders and mainstream environmental groups that Obama’s clean air policies have hurt dirty power plants. Continue reading Rick Perry’s grid study puts Republicans & mainstream environmental groups in an awkward position