Renewable Energy Groups Push Back Against Rick Perry's Controversial Grid Study

Inside Climate News: The renewable energy industry is asking Energy Secretary Rick Perry to open up a major agency review to public scrutiny, saying the review is based on the faulty idea that renewable energy undermines the reliability of the electrical grid.

In a letter Tuesday, four renewable energy trade groups said they were disappointed that the Department of Energy had closed its review to input from "the industry, grid operators, state regulators, and other key stakeholders." The groups—Advanced Energy Economy, American Council on Renewable Energy, American Wind Energy Association and Solar Energy Industries Association—also submitted their own arguments that renewable energy is making the American power supply more reliable, not less.

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