ACC – 2012 Spring Coal Forum – Speaker Highlight

Speaker Highlight ~ Lance Brown,
Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE)

In a recent blog posting, Lance Brown, Executive Director of PACE commented on the pros and cons of President Obama’s 2013 energy-related budget proposal.

Pros ~

  • $5 billion to extend tax credits to spur technology developments in smart grid, energy storage, CCUS and energy conservation
  • 80% increase in dollars aimed at programs to promote industrial energy efficiency.
  • 10% hike in funding for enforcement of federal environmental rules at the state level.

Cons ~

  • Continued subsidies for wind energy.
  • More spending for renewable energy projects on public lands.
  • Increased funding for efforts to reduce GHG emissions.

Brown heads up the Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE), a coalition of working people, business owners, environmentalists and trade organizations who are fighting for fair, responsible energy policies.  PACE believes that the national conversation about the future of energy must include discussions about the cost of particular energy alternatives, not just their environmental benefits. In the end, it is America’s working families and businesses that pay for the energy future we create today. That future must be affordable.

Brown will provide a round-up of regulations and legislation impacting the U.S. coal supply and consumer industries ~ including MATS, CSAPR, coal ash, GHG, Boiler MACT.  He’ll also share with us his recommendations on how to effectively engage in the election-year dialogue on energy issues.

As an election primer, check out PACE’s “Power Politics” site ~ Power Politics 2012 ~ it provides a running tally of statements made and positions taken by candidates for office of the President of the U.S.  Very enlightening stuff!

It’s not too late to register for the Spring Coal Forum!  Please Register Now for the conference and golf outing.
For program and event details, as well as a list of pre-registered attendees visit 2012 Spring Coal Forum Details.

24. February 2012 by Jason Hayes
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