ACC – Coal Industry Briefing – Oct. 20th Washington, DC

Technology, economics and legal/policy issues are the focus of the ACC’s upcoming Coal Industry Briefing, October 20th, 8:30 am-4:30 pm in Washington, DC.  We’re delighted to be hosting this event in conjunction with McGuireWoods (http://www.mcguirewoods.com/) ~ CLE Credits Pending.  Highlights of the program:

  • Opening keynote presenter ~ James F. Wood, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal, U.S. Department of Energy, will provide an update on DOE’s clean coal initiatives.
  • We’ll hear from senior Congressional staff members from the House and Senate in a Congressional Staff Roundtable.  Panelists include:

David Banks, Republican Deputy Staff Director, Senate Environment & Public Works
Mike Catanzaro, Energy Policy Advisor, Office of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
Mary Frances Repko, Office of House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

  •  Two focused sessions ~ one on EPA Water Regulations and one on EPA Air Regulations ~ will feature presentations from industry analysts and industry representatives ~ including Alpha Natural Resources, Progress Energy and American Electric Power.
  • Recognizing that energy and environmental decisions are not solely the province of federal officials, our final panel will provide a perspective on these issues from state regulators ~  including representatives from the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.
  • To top it all off ~ our Luncheon Keynote Speaker is Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV).

Information and registration details at Coal Industry Briefing on Legal|Policy Issues

We hope to see you in DC on October 20th.

Added value/Twofer ~ Attend the ACC/MGW Coal Industry Briefing on October 20th and stay for the National Coal Council’s meeting on the morning of October 21st (9 am-Noon).  The NCC program is open to the public at no charge and will feature presentations from the Northeast Asia Coal Exchange Center, U.S. Energy Association and National Museum of Forest Service History.  DOE Secretary Steven Chu has been invited to attend and speak as well.  Ask me for details if you’re interested.

04. October 2011 by Jason Hayes
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