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    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Senator Slams Tilted DOE Grid Study

    Iowa senator slams energy chief for grid study undermining wind energy

    Valerie Volcovici w/Tom Brown, May 17, 2017 (Reuters)

    “…[Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says] U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has commissioned a ‘hastily developed’ study of the reliability of the electric grid that appears ‘geared to undermine’ the wind energy industry…[Grassley asked a series of questions about the 60-day study and] said the results were pre-determined and would show that intermittent energy sources like wind make the grid unstable…He pointed to a previous study conducted a few years ago by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which took two years to complete, not two months…Iowa gets 36 percent of its electricity from wind and that its largest utility, MidAmerican Energy Co, is on track to generate 90 percent of its electricity from wind in a few years…[and] has the ninth lowest electricity rates in the country…” click here for more

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