From the Reason Magazine:

“There is no free market in the energy industry,” Perry declared in a recent speech. Over at the R Street Institute, a free-market think thank, energy analyst William Murray countered:

The truth is that free and unfettered price discovery in electricity markets is the most important element in grid resiliency. Perry is involved in a subterfuge, a deception that even someone of his legitimate political skills has trouble pulling off. The administration is in the position of being forced to come up with creative ways to fulfill promises made directly by President Donald Trump to coal mine owners during the election campaign, even at the cost of free markets—a supposed core belief among Republicans and conservatives of all strips.

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