Issues & Policy

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) advocates for public policies that advance environmental improvement, economic prosperity and energy security. ACCCE believes that the wise use of coal – one of America’s most abundant, domestically produced energy resources – is essential to providing affordable, reliable electricity for millions of U.S. consumers and a growing domestic economy. Further, ACCCE is committed to continued and enhanced U.S. leadership in developing and deploying new, advanced clean coal technologies that protect and improve the environment. Finally, ACCCE closely follows issues and public policy deliberations at the federal and state levels.

Federal Issues

ACCCE supports federal policies that promote economic and environmental progress, energy security, and the wise use of domestic coal because of its abundance and affordability. Here are the issues we’re focused on:

Impact of EPA Regulations

Energy Cost Studies

  • Energy Costs for Families – National level – The effects of higher energy prices on families at various income levels.
  • Energy Costs for Families – State level – Impact assessments of energy costs on American households, broken down by state.

State Issues

ACCCE recognizes that state energy and environmental legislation plays a large role in determining energy policy. ACCCE supports state legislation and regulations that ensures consumers continue to have access to affordable, reliable coal-generated electricity. One way to achieve that and help our environment is to site and build new power plants that will help meet our growing energy demand. Check back here regularly to learn more about new state legislation and regulations as they arise and how proposed regulations and power-plant siting efforts could affect electricity consumers.

Analysis & Research

Your source for research on energy issues, coal and clean coal technologies.

January 22, 2014
This report analyzes the impacts and benefits of carbon dioxide (CO2) and then compares these to estimates of the social cost of carbon (SCC) that have been published by the U.S. federal government.
September 13, 2013

Electricity fuels the infrastructure of the world's Information-Communications-Technology (ICT) ecosystem -- the internet, Big Data, and the Cloud. Coal is the word's largest single current and future source of electricity and we need the affordable, reliable energy that coal produces to power this important sector of the global economy.

The Digital Power Group prepared a study titled "...

December 10, 2012

The purpose of this memo is to provide some key findings on current opinions toward a proposed carbon tax and clean coal technology from our two most recent national polls, conducted October 18-24 and November 9-11 by YouGov and
Americans are leery of the costs associated with a carbon tax

  • Support for a carbon tax is very weak. ...
October 25, 2010

A report conducted by economists from Kansas State University and commissioned by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) shows annual economic activity of nearly $350 million, with more than $40 million in state tax revenue upon completion of Sunflower Electric Power Corporation's new 895 megawatt coal-...