US checks all-of-the-above on list of energy types

The US needs all types of power generation, says the country's secretary of energy, although he does not rule out that the United States might have to declare a state of emergency in order to secure state subsidies for ailing coal and nuclear power plants.
At last year's conference, the US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, took the spotlight with his patriotic cowboy boots. While he wore a slightly different attire this year, his politics were still focused on America First. | Photo: ritzau scanpix/NELLIE DONEVA
At last year's conference, the US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, took the spotlight with his patriotic cowboy boots. While he wore a slightly different attire this year, his politics were still focused on America First. | Photo: ritzau scanpix/NELLIE DONEVA

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