┬áThe Department of Energy has not forgotten about the plight of at-risk coal and nuclear plants, but suggested that states should craft their own programs as a workable federal solution continues to elude the department, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “We’re looking for the answer to a question that vexes us at the moment,” Perry said Wednesday at the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference in Houston. Over a year has passed since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected the Trump administration’s original plan to prop up coal and nuclear generators with a notice of proposed rulemaking (RM18-1) from DOE that sought to guarantee full cost recovery and a return on investment for generators with 90-day on-site fuel supplies. Since then, continued federal efforts to curb retirements of coal and nuclear units for resilience and national […]