Study: Trump’s coal bailout could cost $17.2 billion per year

Article originally published by Washington Examiner

…The report by the consulting and engineering firm Brattle looked at two scenarios to assess the possible cost of a Trump power plant bailout that range from $16.7 billion to 17.2, far exceeding a recent estimate from a coal group that said it would cost $4 billion per year.

The Brattle report was done for the Advanced Energy Economy and funded by members of a broad coalition of strange bedfellows opposing the Trump plan to bailout the power plants. The funders included the large oil group American Petroleum Institute, the American Wind Energy Association, the Natural Gas Supply Association, the Electric Power Supply Association, and the Electricity Consumers Resource Council, representing large manufacturers and industrial users of electricity…