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In Pursuit of AOTA: Coal’s Role in an “All of The Above” Energy Policy This year’s Spring Coal Forum examines various components of the AOTA energy policy puzzle, with a particular emphasis on how utility and industrial coal use is likely to be impacted under this approach.

3/12/2013 to 3/14/2013
When: March 12-14, 2013
Where: Sandpearl Resort
500 Mandalay Ave
Clearwater Beach, Florida  33767
United States
Contact: Ingrid Abrom

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To some, the phrase "All of The Above” as applied to our national energy policy implies goals of diversity, equity and balance ~ a no resource left behind approach. To others it suggests energy resource decisions should also take into consideration factors such as affordability, reliability and environmental integrity. To still others, it’s just a political platitude, a guise for advancing "above” ground renewable resources, such as solar and wind, while shunning and shuttering below ground fossil fuel resources, including coal, natural gas and oil.

This year’s Spring Coal Forum examines various components of the AOTA energy policy puzzle, with a particular emphasis on how utility and industrial coal use is likely to be impacted under this approach in both domestic and international markets. We pose strategic questions:

  • Is it possible to advance AOTA objectives with natural gas trumping other resource options on price?
  • What role should government take in subsidizing clean energy technology RD&D?
  • How influential are State governments and PUCs in dictating energy resource choices?
  • Are energy conservation and efficiency gains imposing structural changes that will diminish future electricity demand?
  • Will the power demands of data farms and our digital economy strengthen the role of baseload coal and nuclear energy?
  • How will the energy priorities of the current Administration impact coal supply and demand?
  • Will domestic U.S. energy policies curtail or advance U.S. export coal markets?

Join us as we explore these critical factors and their affect on U.S. coal suppliers, utility and industrial coal consumers, railroads, ports/terminals, energy traders and vendors.



 

 

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