Washington Examiner: Cash for Coal Cronies: Trump’s Wrongheaded Energy Directive

Trump’s recent decision to force grid operators to buy power from unprofitable coal and nuclear plants at above-market rates has been widely and appropriately criticized as an unjustified, harmful intrusion into America’s energy markets. It may not be hyperbolic to say that Trump’s move constitutes, as The Washington Post editorial board put it, “the most […]

Daily Caller: Consumers will Bear the Brunt of Trump’s Decision to Support Unprofitable Coal and Nuclear Plants

If you’re looking for an example of a vocal, politically-connected special interest securing government favors, look no further than President Trump’s recent decision to launch an unprecedented intervention into America’s energy markets to rescue failing coal and nuclear power plants. While a small group of energy companies stand to benefit from these subsidies, the rest […]