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ACCCE Applauds the Nomination of Colette Honorable to FERC

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Mike Duncan, president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity today made the following statement on the pending Senate confirmation of Colette Honorable to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission:

 

ACCCE Celebrates National Miners Day by Encouraging Americans to #ThankAMiner

Friday, December 5, 2014

Washington, D.C. – In honor of National Miners Day on December 6, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity launched the #ThankAMiner initiative, giving Americans the opportunity to thank the men and women who provide affordable, reliable electricity from coal to homes and businesses across the country. Through the initiative, supporters share personal well wishes and notes of thanks by uploading messages and photos to www.ThankAMiner.org.

 

What They Are Saying: Public Comments on EPA Proposed Carbon Regulations

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December 3, 2014

 

Monday was the deadline for filing public comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon regulations for existing power plants.

 

EPA’s proposal has received significant criticism from major utility heads, grid operators, energy experts and state officials, who have raised concerns about the rule’s negative impact on electric reliability and the staggering electricity cost increases it will cause.

 

Excerpts of comments submitted include:

Alabama 

ACCCE Calls on EPA to Withdraw Costly Carbon Proposal

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Washington, D.C. – In comments submitted yesterday to the federal docket, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity called on the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its deeply flawed proposed rule on carbon emissions from existing power plants.

 

Hillary Clinton Can Continue to be the Voice of Reason on Coal-Powered Electricity

Monday, December 1, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Hillary Clinton will be the featured speaker at the League of Conservation Voters’ annual dinner in New York City tonight. With all eyes on the 2016 presidential field, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is reminding Mrs. Clinton about the support she showed for coal during her presidential bid in 2008.

 

ICYMI: Grid Operators Sound the Alarm on Reliability Concerns

Thursday, November 20, 2014

This week, the United States witnessed increasingly cold temperatures and early snowfalls from coast to coast. With temperatures dropping, we are reminded that maintaining a reliable electric grid is of the upmost importance.

 

Evidence Mounting: EPA’s Costly Regulatory Regime Harms American Families and Businesses

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – A new study released today by Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc. and commissioned by Peabody Energy confirms the staggering costs of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory regime. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity underscored the need to protect affordable, reliable coal-based generation, especially for American families and businesses who stand to be most severely impacted by EPA’s rulemaking.

 

Exposing the Truth Behind EPA Regulations

Monday, November 17, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity applauded the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for its continued efforts to expose the truth behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s costly regulations.

 

President Obama Caps off a Week of Climate Change Folly

Friday, November 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – With global crises abounding and Americans facing hardship at home, President Obama spent the week focused on his favorite pet project: climate change. Earlier in the week, the president made a carbon reduction ‘deal’ with China, in which America ended up as the unequivocal loser. Now, President Obama is vowing $3 billion in U.S.

ACCCE Elects New Board Leadership

Friday, November 14, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity announced the election of Matthew K. Rose, executive chairman of BNSF Railway, as its next chairman. James (Jim) J. Jura, CEO and general manager of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., was elected vice chairman.

 

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