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Clean coal is essential to America | U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette

In March of this year, as COVID-19 began its upward climb, the State of Pennsylvania chose to include coal mining among its “essential” activities. This decision presumably didn’t sit well with those wanting to ban coal altogether due to environmental … Continue reading

06. July 2020 by Betsy Monseu
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Building Prosperity with Coal in the 21st Century

By Paul Baruya and Stephanie Metzger, IEA Clean Coal Centre In an increasingly carbon-constrained world, it is easy to overlook the positive contributions that modern coal activities make to today’s society. This is predominantly the case in the developing world, … Continue reading

06. July 2020 by Betsy Monseu
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Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story

By America’s Power June 25, 2020 The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report falsely accusing electric utilities of harming ratepayers.  UCS alleges that harm is caused by utilities deciding on their own when to turn coal-fired electric generating units … Continue reading

06. July 2020 by Betsy Monseu
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Shutdowns show how clean our air already is

by Mike Nasi | June 05, 2020 The terrible situation caused by the coronavirus shutdowns across the world has led to an interesting experiment in air quality. What happens to the environment here and abroad when worldwide transportation and industrial … Continue reading

28. June 2020 by Betsy Monseu
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Mexico’s President Is Betting Big Against Renewables

By Irina Slav – May 07, 2020, 10:00 AM CDT It sounds like a news report out of yet another dystopian novel: Mexico is halting grid connection for new solar and wind power projects. In a world rushing to produce clean energy, … Continue reading

12. May 2020 by Betsy Monseu
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Coal Mine’s Closure Leaves Hopi, Navajo Homes Without Heat This Winter

Phoenix — The Kayenta coal mine in northeastern Arizona shut down last year, along with the power plant it supplied. Coal from that mine used to light up Las Vegas and Los Angeles and supply the electricity to pump water … Continue reading

26. January 2020 by Betsy Monseu
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Clean Energy Has A Dirty Secret

By Greg Walcher “Governments should temporarily provide funding for new energy technologies so that they can become market competitive with traditional energy resources.” So the Global Energy Network Institute and other renewable energy advocates have been saying for decades. Taxpayers … Continue reading

18. December 2019 by Betsy Monseu
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US Energy Reliability Gone With the Wind

By Matthew Kandrach October 11, 2019 It is too often assumed that making maximum use of renewables is the answer to addressing environmental goals.  So easy is it to buy into this assumption that intermittent wind power is pulling ahead of … Continue reading

15. October 2019 by Betsy Monseu
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ACC SUBMITS COMMENTS ON EPA GREENHOUSE GAS PROPOSAL

ACC submitted comments to EPA on its proposal for greenhouse gas/CO2 emissions for new, modified, and reconstructed power sector coal plants, supporting EPA’s proposal to change to a standard based on the use of “supercritical” technology. Such technology is widely available and … Continue reading

02. June 2019 by Betsy Monseu
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Coal – Up, Down and Sideways: Join us for the ACC Spring Coal Forum

2018 saw strong export markets for both thermal and metallurgical coals, supportive economic conditions in the U.S. and globally, and continuing progress by the administration on federal regulatory reform in Washington DC. Near the end of the year came spiking … Continue reading

08. February 2019 by Betsy Monseu
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