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August 2015 In This Issue
Industry News
Training and Education
Calendar of Events
American Coal Magazine
Technology / R&D
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Industry News
The final Clean Power Plan continues EPA’s execution of President Obama’s legacy climate change agenda. It is a risky, expensive, and misguided regulatory scheme, devoid of any real climate impact. The increased emphasis on inefficient, intermittent renewables for electricity generation in the final plan only intensifies concerns about grid reliability. The Energy Information Administration projected closure of 90 gigawatts of coal capacity under EPA’s proposed plan. That’s nearly one third of the existing coal fleet, and that number is likely to rise under the final rule. With such drastic reductions, coal plants will be far less available to back up renewables or to buffer spiking natural gas prices.

The rule will impose enormous and unnecessary burdens on states, businesses, and families. It will raise electricity prices, disproportionately affecting those who can least afford it and driving American business and manufacturing offshore.

Click here to read our full statement on the EPA’s final Clean Power Plan regulation.

Call 202-756-4540 or click here to contact the American Coal Council.
The Coal Supply Chain Panel - Industry leaders weigh in with perspectives on adapting to pressures resulting from the increasingly dynamic fuels marketplace over the past three years – basin shifting for coal, a shrinking cycle for switching between coal and natural gas price due to the volatility of gas prices, variability in coal export volumes, and more. 

Virginia Farrow, Portfolio Director – Coal, NRG Energy
Elliott Batson, Director, Coal – Duke Energy 
Todd Adkins, Director Sales – Bowie Resource Partners, LLC
George Duggan, Group Vice President, Coal – BNSF Railway
Todd Nuelle, Director, Sales & Marketing (U.S.) – CN Railway

Please join us for this Session I panel.

As we continue through the process of changing over to our new publishing partner, Naylor Publications, we want to make sure that our members are aware of updates that are being made on our website and our publications archives.


Be sure to check out the new links and new information in the publications page of our website.

Just released!! 
• Online Buyers Guide

Available for your use today!
• American Coal magazine digital archive
• Members’ Update newsletter archives
• American Coal bi-monthly newsletter archive
• Media kit (with essential information on advertising in ACC publications)

Be sure watch our website as we continue to make additional updates.

The ACC would not exist without the support of our members and supporters.

Thank you to the folks at Richwood for their consistent support of the ACC through our publications program, and their ad in this month’s calendar page.

Please be sure to visit Richwood’s website – www.richwood.com, or call their offices (800.237.6951) for more information on their company and services.
You are invited to join an exclusive group of American Coal Council (ACC) member companies who have elevated their level of commitment to the ACC through their Annual Sponsorship support. In doing so, these companies have also gained recognition as industry leaders in supporting the ACC’s objective to advance the development and utilization of coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.

Click here to learn more about the benefits and opportunities associated with an annual ACC sponsorship.

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Training and Education
Topic: Getting Local: How to Promote Development and Win Approval
Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 2 pm - 3 pm Eastern

Mr. Maiorino has worked in the public relations/marketing industry for over 20 years, helping clients like Wal-Mart to improve and market their industry image. Al has been published in a variety of industry periodicals like Electric Light and Power and Mining magazine.

Al has also published four articles in American Coal magazine and on the Coalblog.

Given his experience and background, we’re confident that this webcast will be an informative and timely event as our industry seeks innovative means of garnering public support for proposed projects. So be sure to set aside September 24th @ 2 pm in your calendar.

Also be sure to watch the ACC Events page for event and registration information: https://americancoalcouncil.site-ym.com/events/event_list.asp
Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2015-2016 ACC events:

•  September Coal Q&A Webcast: Getting Local: How to Promote Development and Win Approval – 
September 24, 2015, 2 pm - 3 pm Eastern
•  Coal Market Strategies Conference – August 10-12, Stein Eriksen Lodge (Park City, UT)
•  Coal Trading Conference with CTA – December 7-8, 2015, Marriott Marquis (New York, NY)
•  Spring Coal Forum – March 8-10, 2016, Sandpearl Resort, (Clearwater, FL)

Be sure to watch the events page on the ACC website for registration and event information for our conferences and monthly webcast programs.

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American Coal Magazine

Download your copy of American Coal magazine Issue 1, 2015 today! Click here.

The WOTUS rule, published the morning of June 29, potentially subjects every food, energy, transportation and manufacturing industry in the nation to high-handed regulation by one of the most reviled and least trusted federal agencies, dreaded for its cadre of "revolving door" officials hired from anti-industry green groups.

Click here to read the full article on the Coalblog.

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your social media contacts! Help us get the word out!!
The international awareness of global warming concerns creates unique issues of societal acceptance of technologies that promote environmental sustainability. This creates unique opportunities for partnerships between higher education, business/industry, and communities to positively sculpt public perception of a project’s environmental impact and gain the public trust in its conduct. The need for collaborative partnerships is heightened with the potential confusion between multiple technologies perceived in societal circles as having similar potentially negative sustainability impacts (e.g., hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, seismic events, and CCUS).

Click here to read the full article on the Coalblog.

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File this story under ‘irony so thick it can be cut with a knife.’



Click here to read the full article on the Coalblog.

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Final opportunity to participate in the 2016 ACC Annual Calendar. Only four calendar positions left!
This is your last chance to reserve a space in the ACC's 2016 Calendar! The annual calendar is mailed with the Fall issue of American Coal magazine, as well as the annual Buyers' Guide, to 7,500 subscribers. Our annual calendar is a handy planning tool that showcases key coal sector players and ACC event dates. ACC staffers and coal industry professionals enjoy turning the page each month to see who’s in the spotlight!
Deadline: August 28
Only $2,608.77 to secure one month of the 2016 ACC Calendar!
Final positions will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a company books a space, they are provided first right of refusal for the same space/ month for all subsequent calendars. Contact your Naylor representative today to secure your space!

Be sure to also check out our just-updated Media Kit & Rate Card (http://www.naylornetwork.com/mediakits/ccw/), with all the information that you need to advertise in our other ACC publications.

Please contact Jason Hayes, ACC Associate Director at 602-769-3872 / jhayes@americancoalcouncil.org or Anthony Land, Project Leader at Naylor Association Solutions 352-333-3454 / aland@naylor.com with any advertising questions.
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