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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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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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How much coal does the US still have?

Photo by Jason Bostic of the WV Coal Association.

Photo by Jason Bostic of the WV Coal Association.

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11. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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Rise in ‘met’ coal welcome change

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/rise-in-met-coal-welcome-change/article_a8c663ca-34b3-51ea-9126-a30e8c50766d.html

By Fred Pace, Huntington Herald-Dispatch

A recent upturn in the price of metallurgical coal is expected to spark new production and some additional employment in at least one smaller part of the beleaguered Appalachian coal industry.

But how long the surge lasts remains to be seen. The spot market price of metallurgical or “met” coal has grown from a low of less than $80 a ton just a few months ago to more than $200 a ton today.

11. 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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New American Coal Council Communications Director Named

T.L. “Terry” Headley has been named communications director for the American Coal Council. Before joining ACC, Terry spent more than eight years as director of communications for the West Virginia Coal Association, and during this time he was also instrumental in expanding the Friends of Coal network and social media presence. His extensive public relations background includes time as a newspaper editor and reporter, and acting as a spokesperson for state government in West Virginia. Terry holds both a master’s degree in public relations/journalism and an MBA. A native of West Virginia, he is a 2001 graduate of Leadership West Virginia and has more than 25 years of experience in mass communications.

11. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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Why Coal Will Matter in the Fall Election

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/15/coal-will-matter-fall-election/

Just when Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment set a new low for insensitivity, we saw another real zinger this week from former Clinton White House staffer William Galston.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Galston deemed the “war on coal” a claim perpetuated by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to reinforce the coal community’s perceived “victimhood.”

Meanwhile, a few things have happened:

In 2008, President Obama promised, “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.”

30. September 2016 by Terry Headley
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What’s at Stake: The ‘Clean Power’ Plan and what will be left of our Constitution if the EPA’s plan survives

http://www.wsj.com/articles/clean-power-plays-and-the-last-stand-for-federalism-1474841482
After Congress turned down President Obama’s request to enact a law regulating power plants’ greenhouse-gas emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency turned to the states—not with a request, but with instructions to carry out the president’s energy policy. The EPA’s “Clean Power Plan” now faces the scrutiny of the nation’s chief regulatory review court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

If the Constitution’s federalism is to endure, the Clean Power Plan must be struck down.

27. September 2016 by Terry Headley
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Stop Digging the Regulatory Hole Deeper – NMA’s three-step guide for the candidates

In a recent piece, Luke Popovich of NMA appeals to our presidential candidates:

 

This is an open letter to Mr. Trump and Ms. Clinton.

If there’s any good news for coal these days, it’s that you both have promised relief for coal communities hit hard by market forces and the president’s regulations. Donald Trump, you say you’ll put coal miners back to work. Hillary Clinton, you pledged to put coal communities back on their feet.

24. August 2016 by Ingrid Shumate
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