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The U.S. Department of Energy DOE has announced a series of public meetings around the country to seek input on the second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2), which is a study the of the nation's electricity system from generation to end-use. The stated purpose of the QER 1.2 is to develop a set of findings and policy recommendations to help guide the modernization of the nation’s electric grid and ensure its reliability, safety, security, affordability and environmental performance through 2040.

Meetings will include remarks from government officials, moderated panel discussions with public and private sector energy experts, and open microphone/public comment sessions. Meeting dates and locations are as follows.
  • Atlanta, Georgia, March 31
  • Boston, Massachusetts, April 15
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, April 25
  • Des Moines, Iowa, May 6
  • Los Angeles, California, May 10
  • Austin, Texas (date TBD)
Meeting times and agendas are TBD and will be published at http://energy.gov/qer when available.

DOE hosted the first QER 1.2 public meeting in Washington, DC on February 4, 2016. Government regulation including the EPA’s Clean Power Plan was part of the discussion. A transcript, video, background memo, and meeting summary of that meeting are available on the DOE website.

DOE is also accepting written comments on the QER 1.2, and those must be submitted to https://epsa.energy.gov/qer-comments/ by July 1, 2016. The American Coal Council plans to submit written comments highlighting our continuing concerns about the detrimental impacts of energy policy driven by regulation, and in particular the severe threats to affordable, reliable electricity posed by the Clean Power Plan.
Please join the Women’s Mining Coalition for the 24th annual Fly-In to Washington, D.C. on April 17-22, 2016.

This is a great opportunity for the members of WMC to introduce ourselves and our organization to members of Congress and their staff: who we are, what we do, and a chance to make new contacts.

There is more information about the fly-in event on the WMC website - http://wmc-usa.org/fly_in.html

Please contact Betsy Monseu, ACC CEO (bmonseu@americancoalcouncil.org) or Lynne Volpi, WMC Coordinator (lvolpi@frontiernet.net) with any questions.
If you missed the Spring Coal Forum, you missed a special viewing of three segments of the soon-to-be-released groundbreaking documentary "Climate Hustle."

But you can still see the movie in theaters nationwide
ONE NIGHT ONLY – on May 2nd!

Be sure to check out the movie website - http://www.climatehustle.org/ for information on the movie, lists of cities and theaters where the movie will be played, and as well as advance ticket purchases ($12.50).
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The American Coal Council's (ACC) Communications Committee held their first call of 2016 in February. Our next call will be held April 13th @ 3 pm Eastern. We would like to welcome our new members and thank those members who have returned to help guide ACC communications and marketing efforts.

This committee principally serves as a sounding board for the ACC staff and board of directors, providing feedback on strategies and tactics associated with ACC communications and marketing materials.

Would you like to be involved with guiding the industry’s communications and outreach? If you are interested in joining the ACC’s Communications Committee, please contact either Betsy Monseu or Jason Hayes at 202-756-4540 or info@americancoalcouncil.org.
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Training and Education

Argus Media
Joe Graham, VP Americas Natural Gas, Electricity & Environmental Markets
Hayden Atkins, Coal Consultant
Thursday, April 14, 2016 ˜ 2-3 pm Eastern

Increased regulated gas markets combined with additional production have created an environment of low prices, low volatility, and a reduction in trading liquidity. The effect of high production costs in a low price market could be a drastic reduction in term gas supply. This could create the potential for significant increases in the structure of the natural gas market. The impacts may not be limited to just gas, as the relationship between coal and gas is as connected as it has ever been.
Join us as Joe Graham and Hayden Atkins discuss the importance of looking at the structural implications of natural gas markets... and what that means for coal. 
  • Gas Production Growth and Consumption factors
  • Shifts in forward valuation
  • Changes in market participants
  • Where are gas markets going, and what are the implications for coal pricing and procurement strategies?
Register Today:  http://www.etouches.com/171569 
There is no charge for members of the
American Coal Council, but pre-registration is required.
Non-members may register for a fee of $50.
Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. Register TODAY!
Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2015 ACC events:

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
A March 28, 2016 Missoulian article titled, "GEORGE OCHENSKI: New solar jobs far outpace coal" recently caught my attention as the author goes to great lengths to disparage coal-fueled electricity and to compare the relative competitive capabilities of coal vs. solar, the construction of new solar generation capacity, and the job-producing abilities of the coal and solar industries.

Since the author opened up the door on comparing the two industries, it is worthwhile to walk through that door and comment on a few of his claims in the article.
Be sure to also "like" and "share" these articles with your social media contacts! Help us get the word out!!
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This short video describes the impacts the EPA’s CPP would have on the Navajo Nation. In short, the CPP would be all pain and no gain for these people as the plan threatens the closure of two coal-fueled power plants and the mines that provide the coal for them.

Be sure to also "like" and "share" these articles with your social media contacts! Help us get the word out!!

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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.

Be sure to check out our Media Guide & Rate Card 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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