DOE has no 'regulatory or statutory ability' to create coal, nuclear bailout, says Perry

Utility Dive: Perry's Tuesday remarks mark a departure from his previous commentary on DOE's efforts to save increasingly uneconomic coal and nuclear plants.

At CERAWeek in March, the secretary told reporters DOE was still "looking for answers" to plant retirements. And last month, Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy Steven Winberg told Senators the department was working with the Colstrip plant in Montana "see what opportunities there are to keep it open."

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