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Energy Insecurity is a Problem for 1/3rd of U.S. Population

By L.M. Sixel Houston Chronicle HOUSTON (September 20, 2018) — Nearly one-third of U.S. households face energy insecurity at least once a year because they can’t afford to pay their bills or even turn on their heat or air conditioning. … Continue reading

12. October 2018 by Betsy Monseu
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Coal Lobby Pleased as Trump Nominates Ally McNamee to FERC

By Gavin Bade Utility Dive WASHINGTON, DC (October 4, 2018) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Department of Energy official Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), seeking to fill a vacant seat on the commission with … Continue reading

12. October 2018 by Betsy Monseu
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ACC Statement on EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2018– The American Coal Council appreciates the administration’s continuing focus on regulatory reform, and EPA’s proposal to replace the prior administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule announced today is another big … Continue reading

21. August 2018 by Terry Headley
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US Coking Coal Prices Gap up on Tightness in Australia Platts

SOPOT, POLAND (June 6, 2018) – Atlantic Basin coking coal prices lifted higher Tuesday, especially for premium grade material, on renewed tightness in Australia and stronger spot demand to restock in China and India with such grades. A problem with a vessel … Continue reading

21. June 2018 by Terry Headley
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Coal Rallies to Six-Year High as Heatwave Fires Up China Demand

By Ben Sharples Bloomberg The heat is on in the global coal market. Prices of Newcastle coal are at the highest level since 2012 after surging 24 percent since mid-April to $112.05 a metric ton on Thursday as China maintains … Continue reading

21. June 2018 by Terry Headley
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Is Coal Making a Comeback

By Betsy Monseu, CEO American Coal Council There is no question that the future is brighter for our nation’s coal industry. Changes in policy, regulations, and markets are contributing to a stronger domestic coal industry. The U.S. economy is growing … Continue reading

29. December 2017 by Terry Headley
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New Dept. of Energy Study Shows True Extent of Coal Mining’s Job and Economic Contribution

By Roger Bezdek, for the U.S. Department of Energy (WASHINGTON) – The U.S. coal industry is distressed, and the fate of U.S. coal mining regions and jobs figured prominently in the 2016 Presidential election. EIA forecasts that coal will continue … Continue reading

20. October 2017 by Betsy Monseu
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July Hampton Roads Coal Exports Rise 3.4% on Month to 2.77m Tons

STAFF REPORTS Platts HOUSTON — Coal exports from terminals in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region totaled 2.77 million st in July, up 3.4% from the prior month and up 61.7% from the year-ago month, according to the Virginia Maritime Association. Exports … Continue reading

28. September 2017 by Betsy Monseu
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EU Power Generators Warn Plan to Cut Use of Coal May Backfire

STAFF REPORTS Bloomberg NEW YORK — A group representing power generators across the European Union warned that the bloc’s plans to limit the use of coal may backfire, encouraging utilities to seek returns on new fossil-fuel plants instead of putting money … Continue reading

28. September 2017 by Betsy Monseu
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EIA Says U.S. Electric Rates Up This Year on Higher Natural Gas Prices

By Jamison Cocklin EIA WASHINGTON, DC — Retail electricity rates for U.S. residential customers averaged 12.8 cents/kWh during the first half of this year, or about 3% more than the same period in 2016, an increase that was driven by … Continue reading

28. September 2017 by Betsy Monseu
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