Coal Fleet is Essential to a Healthy Electricity Grid

Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy released its electric grid reliability study late today. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) issued the following statement in response, which can be attributed to the President and CEO of ACCCE, Paul Bailey.

“A reliable and resilient electricity grid is essential for public safety and health, a sound economy, and national security. We commend Secretary Perry and the Department of Energy for studying the challenges facing the electricity grid. One of the biggest challenges is how to preserve the nation’s coal fleet so it can continue supporting a reliable and resilient electricity grid. We look forward to working with policymakers at the national, regional, and state levels to value the important attributes of the coal fleet.”

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The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is a partnership of industries involved in producing electricity from coal. Coal, an affordable and reliable energy resource, provides one-third of our nation’s electricity.

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America's PowerNov 11 at 5:06am
Must-read op-ed in The Hill this week - as baseload energy sources are pushed aside, grid resilience suffers. Read more:
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