Five energy groups are urging the Department of Energy to support their sectors in an ongoing review of the baseload power sector.
The groups said their member companies contribute to a stable electric grid and have created thousands of jobs, but that they could use more support from the federal government.
"Due to low market prices for natural gas and wind, and a history of federal and state support that has favored these technologies, baseload renewables have been struggling to compete and, in some cases, are facing closures," the groups wrote in a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry last week.
"Your review offers an opportunity to better understand the impacts these policy decisions have had, not only on our industries, but also the grid itself."
The groups requested a meeting with Perry as part of his review. Signers of the letter include the National Hydropower Association, Biomass Power Association, Geothermal Energy Association, Energy Recovery Council and the American Biogas Council. -- The Hill
By The Hill
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