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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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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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US FERC Commissioner McNamee won’t seek new term, adding pressure for nominations

Washington — US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Bernard McNamee will not seek another term after his expires at the end of June, potentially adding pressure on the White House to advance more nominees to maintain a quorum and a Republican … Continue reading

26. January 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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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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NETL: Coal Chemical Looping Combustion Closer to Commercialization

By Sonal Patel POWER PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 3, 2019) – Chemical looping combustion (CLC), an advanced coal power technology that could markedly simplify carbon capture at power plants, has moved significantly closer to commercialization, owing to a breakthrough in oxygen carrier … Continue reading

10. October 2019 by Betsy Monseu
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Wyoming & Japan Advance Partnership with Research Project Slated for ITC

Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) announced the state was once again partnering with Japan to advance carbon utilization and carbon recycling technology. The WIA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL), … Continue reading

15. July 2019 by Betsy Monseu
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ACC Statement on Impending Withdrawal of EPA’s Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2017– The American Coal Council welcomes the announcement by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that he plans to sign a proposed rule on Tuesday “to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan” previously issued under the Obama administration.  … Continue reading

09. October 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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Coal is one of America’s Greatest National Treasures

By Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) Wyoming is America’s largest coal producing state, mining close to 40 percent of the coal consumed by our nation every year. Common estimates give Wyoming close to 145 billion tons of recoverable coal and 1.4 … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by Betsy Monseu
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