“Standing up to your friends and doing the right thing is hard, particularly in politics. That’s why the refusal by President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry to rig the nation’s electricity markets and pander to coal mining executives is such a breath of fresh air. Perry released his long-anticipated study on the reliability of the nation’s electric grids late Wednesday. The findings will disappoint operators of coal-fired and nuclear power plants who were hoping for an emergency declaration that would force grid operators to buy their electricity, even when it’s not the cheapest available.”