A National Effort Is Underway To Prop Up Nuclear Plants. Here's What It All Means

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Nuclear power plant (Shutterstock/SpaceKris)

‘Let’s work to unwind these subsidies’

DOE Disputes Reports Coal Giant Injected Ideas Into Electric Grid Study

Energy | Chris White
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 7, 2014: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Editorial credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

‘Added nothing new to the conversation’

Rick Perry Signs 'Clean Coal' Pledge To Promote Tech That's Failed To Take Off

Energy | Michael Bastasch
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 7, 2014: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Editorial credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

‘An essential part of a clean energy future’

Rick Perry Lays Out His Plan To Achieve 'American Energy Dominance'

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry addresses the media in Mexico City, Mexico July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero

‘Unleash American energy dominance’

Trump Admin Is Pumping Millions More Into 'Clean Coal'

Energy | Tim Pearce
Smoke billows from the chimneys of Belchatow Power Station, Europe's biggest coal-fired power plant. (REUTERS/Peter Andrews)

‘To develop the next generation’

Rick Perry Tells Congress 'I Make Southwest Airlines Pretty Happy'

Energy | Michael Bastasch
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MARCH 7, 2014: Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Editorial credit: Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.com)

‘For multiple government business trips’

EXCLUSIVE: Here's Why Any Trump Plan To Boost US Infrastructure Could Be Delayed For Years

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center during a rally on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. An earlier statement by the president that he was considering a pardon for Joe Arpaio,, the former sheriff of Maricopa County who was convicted of criminal contempt of court for defying a court order in a case involving racial profiling, has angered Latinos and immigrant rights advocates. Ralph Freso/Getty Images.

‘Incentives are to ensure legal compliance’

Nuclear Power Plants That Can Fit In A Backyard Are A Real Possibility

Energy | Tim Pearce
FILE PHOTO: Steam rises from a cooling tower at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Spring City

‘Secretary Perry may be on to something here’

Trump's Electric Grid Plan Could Hurt Voters That Swung Him the Election

Energy | Michael Bastasch
President Donald Trump waves to the crowd after speaking at a rally for Senator Luther Strange at the Von Braun Centre in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S., September 22, 2017. (REUTERS/Marvin Gentry)

‘The devil is in the details’

Rick Perry Chartered A Private Flight, And Here's What We Know So Far

Energy | Michael Bastasch

Perry flew the day after Tom Price resigned for the same thing

Trump's Energy Dominance Strategy Gains Traction At The UN

Energy | Tim Pearce
U.S. President Trump talks with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Haley as they attend a session at UN Headquarters in New York

‘Department of Energy is very engaged with the U.N.’

Trump Admin Proposes The Biggest Change To Electric Grid In Decades

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry addresses the media in Mexico City, Mexico July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero

‘My proposal will strengthen American energy security’

Energy Dept Employee Tried To Get His Daughter Hired Over 130 Qualified Candidates

Energy | Thomas Phippen
Woman in a job interview (Shutterstock/ Antonio Guillem)

She ‘was not qualified for the position based on education and experience’

EXCLUSIVE: Lawmaker Investigates Gov't Employees Using Taxpayer Dollars To Get College Degrees Unrelated To Their Jobs

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science Committee. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

‘Could be an indication of a more widespread occurrence’

Refineries And Oil Rigs Shuttered By Harvey Are Coming Back Online

Energy | Tim Pearce
FILE PHOTO: Vessels pass an oil refinery in the waters off the southern coast of Singapore

The process could take months

Energy Analyst: DOE's Grid Study Raises Red Flags About Future Of Green Energy

Energy | Chris White
External View of the Department of Energy (Image: Energy.gov.)

‘They’ve given us a road sign’

Trump Pumps $50 Million Into Coal Plant Projects

Energy | Chris White
A dirty coalminer displays a lump of coal as a power and energy source. Shutterstock/Joe Belanger

[M]oney will go toward constructing and operating new facilities