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Click here to read the full American Coal Council statement on the EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan Regulation
The final Clean Power Plan continues EPA’s execution of President Obama’s legacy climate change agenda. It is a risky, expensive, and misguided regulatory scheme, devoid of any real climate impact. The increased emphasis on inefficient, intermittent renewables for electricity generation in the final plan only intensifies concerns about grid reliability. The Energy Information Administration projected closure of 90 gigawatts of coal capacity under EPA’s proposed plan. That’s nearly one third of the existing coal fleet, and that number is likely to rise under the final rule. With such drastic reductions, coal plants will be far less available to back up renewables or to buffer spiking natural gas prices. …
The American Coal Council welcomes Fredrick (Fred) Palmer as our special guest speaker at the upcoming Coal Market Strategies conference August 10-12, 2015 in Park City, Utah.
Mr. Palmer has been involved with Peabody Energy since 2001, serving for many years as Peabody’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations and most recently as Special Advisor to the Office of the Executive Chairman. As of July 2015, he serves Peabody in a consulting role. Mr. Palmer is a member of the National Coal Council, Executive Committee, and Chairman, Coal Policy Committee.
The American Coal Council welcomes Mr. David A. Christian to present our Keynote address on August 11, 2015 at the Coal Market Strategies conference in Park City, Utah August 10-12, 2015. Mr. Christian is Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for Dominion Generation. He oversees the more than 24,600 megawatt generation operations of Dominion’s merchant fleet and regulated generation assets. Dominion serves utility and retail energy customers in 13 states with its generation portfolio of fossil, nuclear, and renewables. Its fossil-fueled power stations use coal, natural gas and oil. Dominion also has 12,200 miles of natural-gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 928 billion cubic feet of storage capacity.
Have you registered for the 2014 Coal Market Strategies Conference in Park City, Utah on August 11 – 13?
During our two-day program, Session I presenters will focus on Domestic Developments.
Coal / Gas Dynamics and Market Implications 2014 and Beyond:
- What are the domestic coal market implications from the winter’s increased demand and the need for stockpile rebuilding?
- What are the impacts of changing natural gas demand, supply, storage replenishment, and infrastructure issues on coal markets?
Speaker: Anthony Sweet, Senior Energy Analyst, Bentek Energy, a unit of Platts
Norfolk Southern – Carrying Coal and Optimizing Opportunity:
ACC CEO Betsy Monseu was quoted in a recent FoxNews.com article on the EPA’s impending Mercury and Air Toxics Rule (MATS).
EPA’s MATS rules, which go into effect in January 2016, will devastate coal production in America and force many older power plants to close because the cost of retrofitting them will be too high.
Combined with other EPA policies and regulations, Betsy Monseu, CEO of the American Coal Council said, “Starting in about 2012 and continuing to 2020, we’ll have about 60 gigawatts of coal-fired generation coming off-line…and the majority of that will come off in regard to the implementation of MATS in 2015 and 2016.”
Originally posted to the ACC website
EPA Listening Session Washington, DC November 7, 2013
Monseu Statement (3 minutes)
My name is Betsy Monseu, and I am CEO of the American Coal Council (ACC). The ACC has been in existence for 31 years and represents the collective business interests of the American coal industry. This ranges from mining companies and suppliers, to transportation companies and terminals, to electric utilities and industrial coal consumers, as well as many industry support services providers.
I recently had a call from a reporter at the Boulder Daily Camera. He was seeking comment on a just-published Clean Energy Action (CEA) report that argues American coal production has already peaked and that American coal producers were facing an impending and unavoidable decline.
Rather than 200+ years of reserves, CEA’s authors argue that the United States has as little as twenty years of coal reserves remaining. While I was talking with the reporter, I Googled this group’s name and quickly found that (by their own admission) they were a ad hoc collection of environmental activists with a clearly stated bias against the development and use of fossil fuels. Furthermore, the majority of CEA’s staff write that they have been employed by/consulted for, or have lobbied for the solar industry.
The ACC sent this email out to over 7,000 emails earlier this morning and we are also adding it to the Coalblog and our other social media outlets. We want to encourage all supporters of the American coal industry to get involved and make their voices heard in the development of new EPA regulations.
You can guarantee that the anti forces are getting out their supporters and we cannot afford to cede the discussion to those who celebrate when American miners, railroad employees, and utility workers lose their jobs.
Registration is now open for the Coal Market Strategies conference – be sure to get registered TODAY!!
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