Press Room

Secretary Kerry's Latest Extremist Rhetoric on Climate Chage

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) blasted Secretary of State John Kerry for comments he made at a speech this weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he called climate change “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” He went on to compare climate change to terrorism, epidemics and poverty and noted that “climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them.”

 

PJM Price Increase Sets Dangerous Precedent

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) set a dangerous precedent by approving PJM’s waiver request to allow electricity providers to offer power prices that exceed the market cap of $1,000 per megawatt-hour.

 

Contrary to Administration Rhetoric, Coal States Pessimistic about Economy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Gallup’s new economic confidence index reveals that three of the four most economically pessimistic states—West Virginia, Wyoming and Kentucky—also happen to be the nation’s top coal producers. As a result, these states will bear the brunt of the adverse impacts stemming from the federal government’s “all but one” approach to the nation’s energy portfolio.

 

Department of Energy Confirms CCS Still Underdeveloped, Costly

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – A Department of Energy (DOE) official testifying at today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight board hearing confirmed that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology remains underdeveloped and costly.

 

ACCCE Welcomes Senator Mary Landrieu as Chairwoman of Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) today congratulated Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) for being named the new Chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
 

ACCCE Brings Voice of Coal Communities to Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) today hosts a mobile billboard outside of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters, where a public hearing on the agency’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) is taking place.

 

The billboard plays two looping videos: one focused on NSPS’ consequences for America’s competitiveness and economy; and, the other on the devastating economic and social impacts of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

 

Both videos can be viewed online:

ICYMI: New Letter from 22 U.S. Senators Highlights Economic Costs of EPA Regs

Monday, February 3, 2014

On Friday, a bipartisan group of 22 U.S. Senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to consider the enormous costs to American ratepayers as his Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crafts its carbon standard for existing coal-fueled power plants, a draft of which is expected in June.

Sunday's Super Bowl Reaffirms Importance of Electric Reliability

Friday, January 31, 2014

Washington, D.C. – On the eve of “America’s Game”—the Super Bowl—the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is reminding Americans about the importance of affordable, reliable coal-fueled electricity that has been meeting our country’s energy needs long before Super Bowl I in 1967.

 

What President Obama Won’t Say Today in Waukesha

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – As part of his post-State of the Union tour, President Obama will visit a GE facility in Waukesha, WI that produces engines used in natural gas turbines, where he will discuss the economy and job creation. It is unlikely, however, that the President will discuss the negative impacts of his anti-coal agenda on Wisconsin families and businesses.

What President Obama Won’t Say Today in Nashville

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – As part of his post-State of the Union tour, President Obama will visit McGavock High School in Nashville, TN, where he will discuss the economy and job creation. It is unlikely, however, that the President will discuss the negative impacts of his anti-coal agenda on Tennessee families and businesses.

 

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