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Coal offers cautious optimism for Trump at first post-election conference

URL: https://www.snl.com/InteractiveX/article.aspx?CDID=A-38623833-12331&KPLT=4

SNL, Christopher Coats, 12/8/2016

At one of the first industrywide gatherings since Election Day, the coal sector offered cautious optimism about the Trump administration’s impact on the industry after years of challenges.

Gathered in New York for the 15th Annual Coal Trading Conference on Dec. 5 and 6, industry representatives offered their takes on election results that, admittedly, few saw coming.

Throughout this year’s presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged support for the coal industry, promising on several occasions to push back on Obama administration regulations often cited as detrimental to the industry and to “put miners back to work.”

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: American Coal Council, Beltway & Beyond, CAA, carbon, CCP, CCS, CCT, CCUS, Climate Change, CO2, Coal Trading Conference, conference, CPP, Election, Emerging Markets, Energy, Energy Trading, EPA, Export, Industry Reports, Mercury, Mining, NSPS GHG, OSM, Ozone, Permits, Policy, Power Generation, Stream Buffer Zone Rule | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Coal offers cautious optimism for Trump at first post-election conference

After the Election: What Coal Needs Most

Energy and Environment Monitor, M. Shane Harvey and Jackson Kelly, (11/28/2016)

Energy and Environment Monitor, M. Shane Harvey and Jackson Kelly, (11/28/2016)

URL: http://eem.jacksonkelly.com/2016/11/after-the-election-what-coal-needs-most.html
My colleagues and I have the privilege of working with coal operators every day in the places where coal is mined in this country. From coal basins in Appalachia to Illinois to the Powder River Basin, we have had the pleasure of helping those who mine the coal that powers our homes and makes our steel.

In recent years, the challenges have been numerous, to put it mildly. Undoubtedly, many of those challenges have been market-driven.  But, without question, there have been unprecedented regulatory pressures as well.

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: American Coal Council, carbon, CCP, CCS, CCT, CCUS, CO2, coal, CPP, Energy, Jobs, Mining, Stream Buffer Zone Rule | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on After the Election: What Coal Needs Most

ACC issues statement on Glei-Case Western analysis

URL: https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/24102016/acc-issues-statement-on-glei-case-western-analysis

World Coal (October 2016)A recent analysis by the Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) of Case Western Reserve University concluded the decline of the nation’s coal industry has been due to market forces and technology: “EPA rules have little to do with coal’s decline”, the analysis said. “Shale-gas competition has decimated coal.”

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: American Coal Council, Cap & Trade, carbon, Climate Change, coal, Coal Fundamentals, Coal Prices, CPP, Energy, EPA, Mining, Policy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ACC issues statement on Glei-Case Western analysis

ACC Issues Statement on Case-Western Study Findings: Study’s Findings Don’t Reflect the Regulatory Reality 

WASHINGTON, DC (October 20, 2016)– A recent analysis by the Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI), of Case Western Reserve University, concludes the decline of the nation’s coal industry over the past eight years has been due to market forces and technology rather than the regulatory policies of the Obama Administration. “EPA rules have little to do with coal’s decline”, the analysis says. “Shale-gas competition has decimated coal.”

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: American Coal Council, Cap & Trade, carbon, CCP, CCUS, Climate Change, CO2, coal, CPP, Energy, Energy Trading, enviro, EPA, Mercury, Mining, NSPS GHG, Policy, sequestration | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ACC Issues Statement on Case-Western Study Findings: Study’s Findings Don’t Reflect the Regulatory Reality 

What’s at Stake: The ‘Clean Power’ Plan and what will be left of our Constitution if the EPA’s plan survives

http://www.wsj.com/articles/clean-power-plays-and-the-last-stand-for-federalism-1474841482
After Congress turned down President Obama’s request to enact a law regulating power plants’ greenhouse-gas emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency turned to the states—not with a request, but with instructions to carry out the president’s energy policy. The EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” now faces the scrutiny of the nation’s chief regulatory review court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

If the Constitution’s federalism is to endure, the Clean Power Plan must be struck down.

27. September 2016 by Terry Headley
Categories: coal, CPP, Energy, EPA, Jobs, Mining, Policy, Power Generation, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What’s at Stake: The ‘Clean Power’ Plan and what will be left of our Constitution if the EPA’s plan survives

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Does Not Deserve Judicial Respect

Ed note: This article was originally published in Issue 2, 2015 of American Coal Magazine.

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By: William Yeatman, CEI

On August 3rd, President Obama announced his administration’s signature global warming policy, known as the Clean Power Plan. In the simplest of terms, the Clean Power Plan empowers the Environmental Protection Agency to centrally plan the electric industry.

Don’t take my word for it! Top EPA political appointees have been candid about how the Clean Power Plan’s epochal purpose is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by “transitioning” all electricity generation to a “carbon conscious economy.”

17. December 2015 by Jason Hayes
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Jason Hayes invited to speak at 16th Coaltrans USA

coaltrans_logoOn January 28th, 2016, Jason Hayes, Associate Director of the American Coal Council will join Ryan Flynn, Secretary of Environment and the Natural Resources Trustee, State of New Mexico on the US Energy Panel at the 16th Coaltrans USA conference in Miami, FL to discuss “How reliable will the provision of electricity be following the EPA Clean Power Plan?

The ACC recognizes the importance of an open discussion of key regulatory issues such as these and welcomes the opportunity to meet and network with fellow energy industry professionals.

More information on this event is available on the Coaltrans website.

 

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17. December 2015 by Jason Hayes
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The Final Clean Power Plan

(Originally published in Issue 2, 2015 American Coal Magazine, pg. 39)

Gifford, Sopkin, Larson - The Final CPP

EPA’s Carbon IRP Process, State Plan Options, and Implications for 2016 State Legislative Sessions

By Raymond L. Gifford, Gregory E. Sopkin and Matthew S. Larson – Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer LLP

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) renovated the final Clean Power Plan rule in August, sparking discussion of changed Building Blocks, new emission targets, state-based and national cap-and-trade, “just say no,” and lots of number-crunching by environmental and utility attorneys ill-equipped to handle such complicated equations. Deep in the 1,500 pages of the final rule is what the final rule means for state policymakers and legislators in upcoming 2016 sessions. Because even EPA concedes that this state legislation will be necessary to implement the final rule in many instances, the upcoming legislative sessions will be crucial for how the rule gets treated in the states.[1]

10. December 2015 by Jason Hayes
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EPA Clean Power Plan will add $214 Billion to Wholesale Electricity Prices

A new study by Energy Ventures Analysis has found that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) will add $214 Billion to wholesale electricity prices by 2030. This is the second study this month that has predicted significant new costs for American energy users as a result of the CPP.

Far from being cost neutral or even cost-free, as the Obama administration has tried to claim, the CPP will have massive, nationwide impacts on electricity prices and system reliability. Among this new study’s findings,

  • 45 states will face double digit price increases
  • 16 states will have price increases of 25% or more

30. November 2015 by Jason Hayes
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NERA study describes heavy impacts of EPA Clean Power Plan

A new study, published by NERA and available on the AmericasPower.org website is detailing the heavy economic impacts of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

New analysis from NERA Economic Consulting shows the Environmental Protection Agency’s power plan comes with a hefty price tag that could approach $300 billion and raise electricity prices in each of the 47 states subject to the new regulation. …

16. November 2015 by Jason Hayes
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