CMS 2015 – Special Guest Speaker Fred Palmer
The American Coal Council welcomes Fredrick (Fred) Palmer as our special guest speaker at the upcoming Coal Market Strategies conference August 10-12, 2015 in Park City, Utah.
Mr. Palmer has been involved with Peabody Energy since 2001, serving for many years as Peabody’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations and most recently as Special Advisor to the Office of the Executive Chairman. As of July 2015, he serves Peabody in a consulting role. Mr. Palmer is a member of the National Coal Council, Executive Committee, and Chairman, Coal Policy Committee.
Many also know Mr. Palmer from his prior work with Western Fuels Association, where he served for five years as General Counsel and fifteen years as Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. Palmer’s leadership, Western Fuels Association developed a strong coal advocacy program including scientific research on climate change and actively promoting the beneﬁts of coal-based electricity.
In the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) recent analysis of EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, coal production in 2024 is projected to fall to its lowest level since the 1970’s as the power sector shuts down coal plants to comply with EPA’s carbon emissions requirements. Against this potential scenario, Mr. Palmer brings his deep experience in public policy law, and environment to address coal in past, present, and future terms – highlighting the way forward to preserve coal’s continuing essential role in providing economic energy solutions for the “human environment”.
Please join us as Mr. Palmer and other industry leaders share their important, timely perspectives at the 2015 Coal Market Strategies conference.