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Energy Regulator Chatterjee Hasn’t Given Up Plan to Help Coal

Dec. 11, 2017, 6:11 PM

Neil Chatterjee may not be the top U.S. energy regulator anymore, but he’s still pushing for a plan to prop up struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

The former interim chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said he’ll continue working to implement Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to secure power grids by paying coal and nuclear generators to stockpile fuel on site. But Chatterjee, who remains a commissioner for the agency, acknowledged at a forum in Washington Dec. 11 that the effort has been rocky.

“The difficulty came from the parameters I put on myself going into the process,” ...