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Energy Regulator Knocks Plan to Aid Coal, Nuclear Plants

Oct. 20, 2017, 10:15 PM

Coal and nuclear plants shouldn’t be allowed to boost the price of their energy as called for under a new Energy Department proposal, a federal energy regulator said Oct. 20.

Cheryl LaFleur, one of three members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which will ultimately decide on the rule, said any effort by the federal government “needs to be defined in a fuel-neutral way.”

“I’m skeptical of starting with a resource and then setting a price around that,” LaFleur, a Democrat appointed during the Obama administration, said in Boston at an energy infrastructure meeting sponsored by Pierce Atwood. ...