FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2017
Janet Redman, janet [at] priceofoil.org, 508-340-0464
Oil Change International Responds to Department of Energy Grid Study
In a late night announcement, the Department of Energy released a long-anticipated study of the U.S. electricity grid. In response, Janet Redman, U.S. Policy Director at Oil Change International, released the following statement:
“The Department of Energy’s grid study does little more than reveal the Trump Administration’s pro-fossil fuel bias and anti-regulation agenda.
“Trump and his dirty DOE refuse to face the facts – thanks to growth in renewable energy and efficiency, America’s demand for electricity is flatlining, and clean energy options like solar and wind power are outperforming dirty energy like coal. Yet, this study ignores those facts and calls for fast-tracking coal-fired power plants, fracked gas pipelines, and other dirty projects that would lock in climate pollution for decades. The DOE needs to pull its head out of the sand.
“Instead of embracing the clean energy future that Americans want, the Trump Administration is looking backwards. Propping up a dirty energy system of the past at the expense of renewables makes the nation’s energy grid more polluting and American families less secure.”
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