June 21, 2021
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first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:A report commissioned by the Energy Department failed to reach conclusions favoring the Trump administration’s efforts to prop up coal and nuclear power — and remains under wraps six months after submission.“The report hasn’t seen the light of day,” the principal author, Michael Webber tweeted on Friday: “In separate news, @WebberEnergy wrote a report on grid resilience w/ @INL for @energy but the report hasn’t seen the light of day, yet. One of its main conclusions is that on-site fuel storage (e.g. coal) isn’t a critical factor for resilience, rather it’s one of many factors.”The analysis by the University of Texas’s Webber Energy Group was delivered six months ago and debunks the administration’s primary argument for taking extraordinary measures to keep coal plants operating, Webber said. “The three points the report makes are useful and counter to the narrative — and squashed,” he said in an interview.Supporters argue that the unprecedented steps are needed to preserve the dependability of the power grid. They say gas-fired power plants rely on pipelines that are vulnerable to attack while coal and nuclear plants generally store fuel on site, making them more reliable.But the Webber analysis said on-site fuel is only one factor in judging the resilience of power generators. There are at least a dozen other considerations, including the reliability of individual facilities.Although the report was supposed to focus on the role power plants play in resiliency, Webber also noted bigger issues with transmission lines — the wires and poles that help deliver electricity. “Power plants aren’t the big problem,” Webber said.More: Study that failed to back Trump’s coal rescue plan is kept under wraps DOE keeps critical coal report under wrapslast_img read more