Sec. of Energy Says North Dakota Has Come “Dangerously Close” to Running Out of Energy

An aerial view of Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station near Underwood, N.D. (Photo provided)

North Dakota has come “dangerously close” to not having the power it needs.

That’s what Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said on this episode of Plain Talk. He noted that political policies favoring energy sources like wind and solar are “distorting the economic viability” of baseload energy like coal.

Secretary Brouillette said he wasn’t going to criticize a company like Great River Energy, which announced earlier this year that they would be closing down North Dakota’s largest coal-fired power plant because they’re reacting rationally to a distorted market place.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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