1. The IHS Markit Electric Resiliency Study – Much Less Than Meets the Eye

    The IHS Markit Electric Resiliency Study – Much Less Than Meets the Eye

    In directing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider a proposed rule that would subsidize Eastern merchant coal and nuclear generators, the Secretary of Energy points to a study by IHS Markit as justification for DOE's proposal. But that study, which claims to put a price tag on “just how important our current balance of coal, gas, nuclear and renewable energy really is,”1 has so many factual, logical and methodological flaws that it is wholly unsuitable to inform serious public policy.

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