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ACC Statement on EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2018– The American Coal Council appreciates the administration’s continuing focus on regulatory reform, and EPA’s proposal to replace the prior administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule announced today is another big … Continue reading

21. August 2018 by Terry Headley
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American Coal Council Statement on DOE Report on Electric Markets and Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC  (August 24, 2017) – The Department of Energy staff report to Secretary Rick Perry provides a comprehensive view of the evolution and current status of the U.S. electricity marketplace and offers some important policy considerations to support grid … Continue reading

24. August 2017 by Terry Headley
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Could carbon capturing make ‘clean coal’ a reality?

WASHINGTON, DC — Coal is still very much at the center of the debate on the future of energy. For some, the holy grail is a new type of technology that captures some coal carbon emissions. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien … Continue reading

28. June 2017 by Terry Headley
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Watch this ruling: It could affect coal and climate reviews across the West

By Stewart Leavenworth Belleville News-Democrat WASHINGTON — Any day now, a federal appeals court in Denver is expected to rule on a case with major repercussions for coal mining on western public lands, one that could potentially affect other energy … Continue reading

28. June 2017 by Terry Headley
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WV engineering firm receives grant to study rare earth elements in coal

By CHARLES BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, Va. — A Bluefield, WV engineering firm has received a $1 million federal grant for a research project. Marshall Miller & Associates (MM&A) was awarded the grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), … Continue reading

28. June 2017 by Terry Headley
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Are Coal Jobs up by 50K Since Last Year? Not Exactly

By Louis Jacobson On the one hand, coal is a high-carbon-emissions fuel that is at a disadvantage under the Paris agreement and could potentially benefit from the United States’ exit from the accord. On the other, some experts have said that … Continue reading

28. June 2017 by Terry Headley
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US coal mining surges in 2017 following last year’s record decline

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States, China and India, the world’s largest coal users, have increased coal mining this year by 6 percent following 2016’s record global decline. Among the three counties, production through May is up by at least … Continue reading

28. June 2017 by Terry Headley
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AMERICAN COAL COUNCIL STATEMENT ON PARIS ACCORD WITHDRAWAL

WASHINGTON, DC  June 2, 2017 – The announcement by President Trump of the decision to withdraw from the Paris accord is consistent with his earlier statements of concern about the agreement. After meetings with the G7 last week and further … Continue reading

02. June 2017 by Terry Headley
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ACCCE President Refutes Recent Report saying Regulations were not the Primary Cause of Coal Power Plant Retirements

By Paul Bailey – President & CEO America’s Power WASHINGTON, DC (May 9, 2017) — A recent report —“Can Coal Make a Comeback?”—asserts that environmental regulations are a secondary influence in decisions to retire coal-fired electric generating units.  We disagree with this … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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New Study Calls EPA’s Labeling of CO2 a Pollutant ‘Totally False’

By Michael Bastach   (Daily Caller) — A new study published by seasoned researchers takes aim at the heart of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to issue regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions. The study claims to have “proven that it is … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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