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As Trump's fossil-fuel 'energy dominance' plan founders, a crucial solar energy decision nears

During his first year in office, President Donald Trump has guided the ship of state directly into the headwinds of market instability, civic opposition, unstable finance and environmental risk in order to fortify the domestic coal and oil industries.

But this week, the administration's plan to achieve what it termed "American energy dominance" ran aground on the unyielding rocks of law, economy, technology and political miscalculation.

On Monday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission swept aside as ill-advised and unlawful a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize old coal and nuclear power

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