National Coal Council Approves Report for U.S. Secretary of Energy

“Power Reset: Optimizing the Existing U.S. Coal Fleet to Ensure a Reliable and Resilient Power Grid”

National Coal Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2018) – Calling abundant, affordable and diverse domestic energy the underpin of economic prosperity, members of the National Coal Council (NCC) approved a new report offering four steps to optimize the existing U.S. coal fleet in the power portfolio for reliability and resilience of the electric grid. The report, completed at the request of U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, concludes that safeguarding the stability of our energy supply should be built around four core objectives to:

  • ASSESS the value of the coal fleet;
  • SUPPORT efforts to retain continued operation of the existing coal fleet;
  • REFORM the regulatory environment; and
  • RENEW investment in coal generation.

“Coal is foundational for the stability of our energy system and is part of a diverse energy portfolio that keeps America’s power supply reliable, affordable and secure,” said NCC Chair Deck Slone, a Senior Vice President for Strategy and Public Policy at Arch Coal. “Our national and economic security are greatly enhanced by our use of domestic coal, which is abundant and can provide power whenever we need it.”

https://www.nationalcoalcouncil.org/studies/2018/NCC_Power_Reset_Press%20Release_10-01-18_FINAL.pdf

12. October 2018 by Terry Headley
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