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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 American Coal Council Board of Directors. Nominations and Applications must be submitted to the ACC office as follows using the attached forms:
1) Nomination Form  – for use if you wish to nominate a candidate other than yourself to the Board - due by 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Wednesday, October 14, 2015

2) Application for Election – for self-nomination to the Board - due by 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The completed forms should be emailed to bmonseu@americancoalcouncil.org or faxed to (410) 987-2769.

The following Board positions are currently open beginning in 2016:
• Coal Suppliers
• Two 3-year terms, each expiring year-end 2018
• Coal Consumers
• One 3-year term, expiring year-end 2018
• Energy Trader
• One 3-year term, expiring year-end 2018
• Coal Support Services
• One 3-year term, expiring year-end 2018

Board Directors will be elected via written ballot due in to the ACC office no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Time, December 1, 2015.
The ACC’s 2016 Board of Directors will begin serving their term on January 1, 2016.
The 2015 Board of Directors has established the above-noted terms of service to effect an efficient rotation of Board members, provide for Board openings in membership categories each year, and ensure a Board composition that includes both new and experienced Board members.  Board members are charged with overseeing the property, affairs, finances, activities and strategic direction of the ACC. The Board meets in person three times per year, with the first 2016 meeting planned in January (date and location TBD), and two meetings scheduled to coincide with the ACC’s Spring Coal Forum (March 2016-Clearwater Beach, FL) and Coal Market Strategies Conference (August 2016-Park City, UT).

For additional information, contact Betsy Monseu, ACC CEO, at 202-756-4540 or at bmonseu@americancoalconcil.org
ACC CEO, Betsy Monseu will speak as part of the Tuesday, October 6 Keynote Panel at the 2015 Coal Handling & Storage Conference and Exhibition.

The conference and exhibition is being held in St. Louis, MO, October 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.

Betsy will speak on the panel with Warren Wood, VP External Affairs and communications, Ameren Corporation and Jacob Williams, VP Global Energy Analytics, Peabody Energy. The panel will discuss the topic, "American’s Coal Industry: The Road Forward."

Information on the event is available at  http://www.coalhandlingshow.com/index.php.


The 2015 Coal Trading Conference is a full-day conference for industry leaders to meet. Registrants will hear speakers and panels discuss trends in the marketplace, improve their understanding of coal trading issues and facilitate business relationships among the different sectors of the utility coal business.
Join us December 7-8 in New York for the premier Coal Trading Conference! 

The ACC is considering the possible evolution of our Coal 2.0 Alliance to the "Coal 3.0 Alliance."

We have been receiving an increasing number of contacts and inquiries from developers and other organizations interested in coal conversion technologies. For that reason, we are considering widening the scope and focus of this committee to address enhancing coal efficiency and reducing emissions, whether on a prior-to-consumption basis or by conversion (via coal gasification, liquefaction, etc.)
In response to increased interest, we featured a session on coal conversion technologies at our August 10-12, 2015 Coal Market Strategies conference, and are continuing to assess members interest in this area. If you are interested or have contacts that may be interested in this updated committee, please contact either Betsy Monseu or Jason Hayes at 202-756-4540 or info@americancoalcouncil.org.
The ACC would not exist without the support of our members and supporters.

Thank you to the folks at Union Pacific for their long-term support of the ACC through our Board of Directors, our sponsorship program, our publications program, our committees, our events, and for their ad in this month’s calendar page.

Please be sure to visit Union Pacific’s website – www.up.com/coal – or call their offices to learn more about their company and services in the coal sector.
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.
Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2015 ACC events:

• 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)
• Coal Market Strategies – August 8-10, 2016, Stein Eriksen Lodge (Park City, UT)

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

Watch your mailbox for copies to come in mid-October. 
Editor’s note: Here’s some interesting information that was shared by our friends at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy. They provide some interesting statistics and conversation starters if you decide to discuss energy issues with friends, family, etc.

If the coal plants being retired due to the Clean Power Plan were replaced with utility-scale solar...

Note: Pay attention to the numbers at the end of the note and consider that, by way of comparison, the state of Delaware is 1.2 million acres.

EPA projects that 38,000 MW of coal-fired electric generating capacity will retire because of the Clean Power Plan (source: EPA).  EPA also projects that 41,000 MW of non-hydro renewables, such as solar, will be added because of the Clean Power Plan (source: EPA). Currently, the U.S. has a total of 94 GW of non-hydro electric generating capacity (source: EIA).

Because the sun doesn’t always shine, approximately 25% of solar electric generating capacity is counted for reliability planning, while over 90% of the capacity of coal-fired generation is counted (source: NERC).  Thus, each MW of retired coal capacity would require at least 3.5 MW of replacement solar.  Consequently, 38,000 MW of retired coal capacity would require 133,000 MW of replacement solar because of reliability considerations.

133,000 MW of utility-scale solar would cover 1,064,000 acres — or 800,000 football fields (NREL estimates 8 acres/MW for utility-scale photovoltaic solar).
In assessing the impacts of the final CPP, EPA assumes that a much smaller coal fleet will remain in the near future ("base case") than EPA assumed in last year’s analysis of the proposed CPP.  EPA is now assuming that there are will be far fewer coal units by 2020, even without the CPP.
• By assuming a "base case" with more coal retirements, EPA is able to claim that the final rule does less harm to coal because there are fewer coal units to be harmed.  
• Compared to the proposal, the final rule assumes that 1/3 of the coal fleet (approximately 100 GW) will have retired by 2020 even without the CPP.  This is considerably more than EPA projected for the proposed CPP (66 GW), more than EIA projects (55 GW), and more than ACCCE’s announced retirements (68 GW).
• The projected impacts of the final CPP — i.e., the harm to coal — would have been greater if EPA had used the same "base case" as the proposed CPP:
Electricity generation from coal declines by 22% under the final rule in 2030.  This would have been a 31% reduction if EPA had used the base case from the proposed CPP.
Coal consumption declines by 21% (181 million tons) under the final rule in 2030.  This would have been a 29% (282 million tons) reduction if EPA had used the base case from the proposed CPP.
The American Coal Council and Naylor Association Solutions have partnered together to provide the American coal industry with a wide variety of print, digital, and online advertising opportunities.

As you enter your annual budgeting season, be sure to check out our Media Guide & Rate Card (http://www.naylornetwork.com/mediakits/ccw/), with all the information that you need to advertise in any of our publications.

Remember that ACC Members receive a 10% discount on all advertising rates listed in our Media Guide.

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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