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Ben Geman Oct 12
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Rick Perry's FERC plan in the hot seat

Energy secretary Rick Perry will testify on his FERC proposal later today. Photo: Keith Srakocic / AP

Energy secretary Rick Perry will testify late this morning before an Energy and Commerce subcommittee, where he's sure to face questions about his push for changes in wholesale power market regulation that would boost revenues for coal and nuclear plants.

Why it matters: With the rationale for the proposal — that helping keep nuclear and coal plants afloat is needed for grid resilience and reliability — coming under intense criticism, Perry is under pressure to mount a strong defense.