America’s energy demand is constantly growing, making it more important than ever to embrace an all-of-the-above energy strategy. Our abundant coal deposits play an invaluable role in fueling our energy needs, as it can be stockpiled on site and provides the baseload electricity power plants need to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Intermittent fuel sources, like those favored by the current administration, do not provide this same assurance. They are instead subject not only to volatility in price and supply, but also raise infrastructure, storage and transport concerns. Current regulations are forcing our grids to rely too heavily on these “just-in-time” energy sources, which narrows our fuel source portfolio and increases fears of blackouts and brownouts, especially during times when Americans needs reliable energy the most.
Our nation not only has the infrastructure to support coal-based electricity, but our coal supply can also continue to meet our energy needs for roughly 280 years. With the world’s most abundant coal deposits located within our borders, it only makes sense for our nation to continue the responsible use of our most available domestic resource; a strategy that can ensure when Americans flip a switch, the lights always come on.
Learn more about the importance of reliable energy, and the threat EPA regulations pose to our electric grid stability, by visiting KeepAmericasPowerOn.org.