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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
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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
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Reports: Trump to pick Okla. attorney general for EPA

WASHINGTON – Media sources are reporting President-elect Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The American Coal Council welcomes the choice of Pruitt.

In his capacity as Oklahoma AG, Scott Pruitt has been a leader in challenging unwarranted regulation and a fighter in opposing overreach by federal agencies. He will change EPA’s focus from environmental activism at any cost to a common sense approach with a balancing of economic and environmental considerations. Attorney General Pruitt is serious about cooperative federalism and has a track record to prove it. He’ll bring the strength of that track record to Washington, DC and return EPA to its job of administering the laws as passed by Congress.

09. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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American Coal Council Welcomes Opportunity to work with President-elect Trump on the Future for Coal

 

WASHINGTON, DC  November 9, 2016– The American Coal Council congratulates President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in yesterday’s presidential election.

President-elect Trump knows the strategic importance of energy in America. This includes our abundant coal resources, larger than those of any other country in the world. He supports coal and energy jobs as an integral part of a strong economy. He understands the urgent need to rein in the Washington bureaucracy and sweeping, excessive regulations in order to protect jobs, retain and grow our nation’s industrial and manufacturing base, and reduce the costly burden of rules that lack commensurate benefits.

09. November 2016 by Terry Headley
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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
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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
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The Reality of Regulatory Costs

URL: http://www.countoncoal.org/2016/10/26/3497

(October, 2016) — In a Facebook interview last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy acknowledged the obvious: her support for the environmental left’s “keep it in the ground” policy (“I think we share the same goal”), that coal state economies are suffering (they’re “in trouble” she allowed) and EPA’s regulations likely contributed (they may “steepen the curve” of coal’s fall).

Then, like a formula one driver veering from a collision, she quickly dodged responsibility for this “trouble” by blaming market competition. “Frankly, the coal industry has been going downhill since the 1980s,” she told Mashable.

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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Scientists Accidentally Turned CO2 Into Ethanol

URL: http://energy.gov/articles/scientists-accidentally-turned-co2-ethanol

(October 21, 2016) — In a new twist for waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol.

“We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” said ORNL’s Adam Rondinone, lead author of the team’s study. “We were trying to study the first step of a proposed reaction when we realized that the catalyst was doing the entire reaction on its own.”

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a23417/convert-co2-into-ethanol/?src=socialflowFB

Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. [Go here for a new in-depth interview about the findings with one of the lead researchers.]

The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.

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20. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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CCUS Development About to “Turn the Corner,” Clean Coal Chief Says

http://www.exchangemonitor.com/publication/ghg-daily-monitor/ccus-development-turn-corner-clean-coal-chief-says/

By Abby Harvey, GHG Daily Monitor

With three large-scale projects months from operation in the U.S. and a recent reprioritization in the Department of Energy’s coal office, carbon capture utilization and storage is about to have its moment, David Mohler, deputy assistant secretary for clean coal and carbon management within the DOE Office of Fossil Energy, said Thursday. “I think we’re at a pretty pivotal time,” he said during a presentation at the U.S. Energy Association’s Annual Energy Supply Forum. “I think we’re about to turn the corner for CCUS.”

11. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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