Trump orders emergency federal action to stem coal and nuclear plant shutdowns

Proposals in a leaked memo include forcing utilities to buy electricity from coal and nuclear operators for 2 years.

This would be an unprecedented intervention by the government in “free” energy markets – active subversion of renewables, and gas for that matter. Trump’s authoritarian tendencies are increasingly becoming an overt ally of the energy incumbency in its desperate rearguard action.

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