"Coal’s CCS – Change, Challenge, and Sustainability"
ACC Conference Keynote Stephen Moore
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity,
The Heritage Foundation
Former writer and Editorial Review Board member, The Wall Street Journal
The American Coal Council welcomes Mr. Stephen Moore to the Coal Market Strategies conference in Park City, Utah to present our Keynote address on August 9, 2016. Mr. Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal and was also a member of The Journal’s editorial board, is now a Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the Project for Economic Growth at The Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Moore will discuss his newly-released book "Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy." In it, he and co-author Kathleen Hartnett White address the highly politicized climate policies pushing a grand-scale shift to unreliable, impractical, expensive, and far less efficient energy sources. They make an unapologetic case for fossil fuels, turning around progressives' protestations to prove that if fossil fuel energy is supplanted by "green" alternatives for political reasons, humanity will take a giant step backwards and the planet will be less safe, less clean, and less free.
Please join us at Coal Market Strategies August 8-10, 2016 for Mr. Moore’s insightful perspectives on energy policy and the future of coal and fossil fuels.
Congratulations to ACC Board Member, Len Marsico for his recent recognition by The National Law Journal.
McGuireWoods partners Leonard Marsico
and Bernadette Rappold
, both members of the firm’s energy industry team, are featured on The National Law Journal
’s 2016 list of Energy and Environmental Trailblazers, published today. NLJ recognizes top lawyers who influence change in the areas of energy and environmental law with innovative legal strategies.
Read the full McGuireWoods news release
on the McGuireWoods website.
Earlier this year, the Board of Directors of the American Coal Council (ACC) undertook a review of the ACC’s Bylaws. This was done with the assistance of our legal counsel Cara Lawrence of Tierney Lawrence LLC. ACC’s Bylaws had not been updated or changed since 2011. At the conclusion of the review, the Board voted on June 10, 2016 to approve an amended and restated version of the Bylaws.
The primary changes incorporated into to the Amended and Restated Bylaws of American Coal Council as of June 10, 2016 are as follows:
1) Updated for changes in the Colorado statutes (ACC is incorporated in Colorado)
2) Modernized the notice and communication provisions
3) Clarified members’ voting rights and requirements
4) Revised Board member term limits from one term to two terms.
This provides Board members with the right (but not the obligation) to serve for two terms. A two-term limit is common among associations, as it provides for a balance of experienced and new Board members.
The Amended and Restated Bylaws of American Coal Council were sent to primary designated representatives of American Coal Council member companies on June 27, 2016. Others may contact Betsy Monseu at ACC office at 202.756.4540 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive a copy.
Have you checked out the ACC’s social media outlets lately?
Please be sure to follow @AmericanCoal. Tweet "shout outs" and links to @AmericanCoal, along with coal-related hashtags: #coal, #climate, #CCS, #CCT, etc.
Please be sure to like and share ACC’s page and posts with your company and personal accounts.
If your company has tech or social media savvy employees, or employees with graphic design capabilities who are willing to donate time to help prepare infographics, social media posts, write articles, etc., please let the ACC know – email@example.com
The American Coal Council (ACC) has submitted comments
to the Department of Energy for its Quadrennial Energy Review 1.2 (QER 1.2), an analysis of the United States electricity system from generation to end use.
ACC’s comments address our concerns about the surging number and expanding scope of coal-related federal regulations, particularly focusing on the serious negative implications of EPA’s CO2 emissions rules for new and existing power sector units. These rules would impose enormous costs and risks on American households and businesses.
ACC urges DOE to actively support electricity sector stakeholders to ensure that the fundamental objectives of providing safe, affordable, and reliable electricity in the U.S. can continue. Instead of overreaching regulations prescribed by EPA and others, an "all of the above" strategy using the abundance of America’s energy resources, advancing technology solutions, and remedying the policy disparity issue for coal is a far better approach.
Each year we publish a Membership Directory with contact information for each of our member companies.
As a benefit of membership, we make this Directory available for ACC members to download (in PDF format). Click here
or on the graphic below to download the 2016 Membership Directory.
As the Membership Directory is a membership benefit, we ask that you please refrain from sharing this file with anyone outside of your own organization.
The ACC's 2015 Tomorrow's Leadership Council
recently developed a "Coal Communications Kit"
to help coal advocates educate, inform, build bridges, and counter misinformation about coal. This document provides ideas and information that coal industry employees and others can use to improve communications and relations with others in the public realm.
Whether you're on an airplane, at a business or community event, or seeking to inform relatives and firends, coal advocates now have useful facts and information to assist them in communicating the importance, value, and benefits of coal in U.S. energy production.
1. Technological improvements in the coal industry
2. Airborne emissions and emissions reduction
3. Scalability of coal as an energy resource
4. Comparisons of coal vs. other fuels/energy resources
5. Coal’s role in grid reliability
6. Climate change
7. The costs of not using coal
8. Coal's role in international trade
9. Impacts of mining coal
10. Coal and resource depletion
11. EPA regulations
12. Pollution in China
The Coal Communication Kit
provides ready responses to commonly held negative notions about coal. It offers convenient "elevator speeches", Facebook posts, and Tweets, as well as more detailed information and resources.
We’re confident coal advocates will find this information useful and easy to share. Be sure to check out the Coal Communications Kit
, use it in your discussions with friends, the media, elected officials, and others. Then, please be sure to share the Coal Communications Kit
on your social media accounts. Spread the information around so everyone can access it!
Thank you to our Champion Sponsors!!
Thank you to our Patron Sponsors!!
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.
to learn more about the benefits and opportunities associated with an annual ACC sponsorship.
The American Coal Council's (ACC) Communications Committee 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training and Education
Fred Palmer, Partner, Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon and Associates
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 ~ 2-3 pm Eastern
The imperative to protect the existing U.S. coal fleet and to advance technology and environmental answers to the EPA Clean Power Plan is paramount. Balancing environmental and economic objectives is a challenge in many countries, and one that the U.S. has met very successfully for decades. The key to achieving global emissions reductions – whether conventional emissions or greenhouse gas reduction – is support for technology advancement. Clean coal offers the technology path forward to achieve goals for human development and environmental improvement. To be discussed:
• Current status of higher efficiency, lower emissions coal power plants will be discussed
• Emerging technologies aimed at the twin goals of improving efficiency and reducing costs while also reducing carbon emissions
• Policy parity for coal vis-a-vis other sources of electricity generation
• Leveraging the self-interest driven decisions of governments and corporations
In the United States, it is essential that elected officials understand the importance of the above and "campaign 2016" provides an opportunity to address energy abundance, policy parity and jobs.
Join us as Fred Palmer discusses these issues with the ultimate objective of restoring an "All of the Above" energy policy in America and improving world energy solutions.
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 2016 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
American Coal Magazine
Now what? That’s the question many are asking after the U.S. Supreme Court rightly decided to put the brakes on President Obama’s so-called "Clean Power Plan."
By placing a stay on implementation of the President’s carbon rule, the Court temporarily removed States from the EPA’s regulatory crosshairs. Unfortunately, the Court’s decision to grant a stay does not mean that these potentially devastating carbon regulations are dead in the water.
Be sure to also "like" and "share" these articles with
your social media contacts! Help us get the word out!!
Over several months of 2015, the market share of natural gas generation exceeded that of coal-fueled generation as a combination of mild heating season weather and retirement of coal plants nudged natural gas into the lead position toward the end of the year. With coal retirements largely behind, and cheap natural gas ahead, what production levels face the restructured coal markets?
Be sure to also "like" and "share" these articles with your social media contacts! Help us get the word out!!
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.