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"Coal's CCS - Change, Challenge, and Sustainability"  


Tentative agenda 

Monday, August 8, 2016

 7:30 am – 11:00 am     ACC Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Business Networking Time ~ Golf/Spa/Business Appointments

12:30 pm –  5:30 pm      ACC Golf Tournament - Park City Golf Club

 1:00 pm -  4:30 pm       Tomorrows Leadership Council Leadership Seminar (TLC members only) 

                                      Leonard Marsico, Partner & Coal Team Leader, McGuireWoods LLP                                          “Four Fundamentals of Executive Success”

 5:30 pm -  7:00 pm       Coal Market Strategies Conference Welcoming Reception

 7:30 pm -  9:00 pm       Tomorrows Leadership Council Dinner (TLC members & guests only)


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

 7:15 am –  8:15 am    Networking Breakfast
 8:15 am –  8:30 am    Welcome, Antitrust Reminder and Conference Overview

                                    Betsy Monseu, CEO, American Coal Council
                                    Matt Schicke, Head of U.S. Coal, Noble Americas Corp. and President,                                     American Coal Council   


 8:30 am -  9:30 am     Opening Keynote Address


Mr. Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, 
Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation
and formerly writer on the economy & public policy for 
The Wall Street Journal

  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.  

Theirs is 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.

The author of numerous other books, Mr. Moore is a Fox News contributor, along with writing regularly for National Review, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, The Washington Times, and Orange County Register



 9:30 am - 10:00 am    Break

10:00 am - 11:30 am   Session I -  Coal Markets and Producer Spotlights

This session will begin with overview by Dr. James Stevenson of coal market supply-demand dynamics and the outlook for the balance of 2016 and for 2017. This will include discussion and perspective on a basin-by-basin basis which will set the stage for remarks by coal executives John Siegel of Bowie Resources and Brent Bilsland of Hallador Energy. Each will share his views on what’s needed for success and sustainability as a coal mining company and what it takes to overcome challenges beyond the markets – including with regard to policy and regulatory issues. 

  • Coal Markets Outlook  
    James Stevenson, Ph.D., Director North American Coal, IHS Energy


  • Western Bituminous View
    John J. Siegel, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Bowie Resource Partners, LLC


  • Illinois Basin View
    Brent K. Bilsland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hallador Energy   

11:45 am - 12:45 pm   Networking Lunch

 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm    Session II - Translating Policy Issues to Outcomes 

  • Long Term Reliability Challenges and Considerations – A Bulk Power System Perspective: electric system reliability issues will be addressed, including from the standpoint of  recent reports from NERC on 1) the implications of increasing reliance on natural gas generation, and 2) the Phase II report on EPA’s Clean Power Plan 
    Thomas Coleman, Director, Reliability Assessments, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
  • Climate Solutions – the Need for Zero Carbon On Demand Power: a practical assessment of policy measures and promising next generation carbon technologies to meet the need for on-demand power 

    Kurt Waltzer, Managing Director, Clean Air Task Force 
  • State Environmental Agencies – Perspectives on EPA’s Clean Power Plan and More: the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies’ (AAPCA) membership includes air quality agencies in many states highly reliant on coal production and/or coal-fueled generation. How are AAPCA members responding to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and ozone regulations?

         Clint Woods, Executive Director, Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies 

  • Environmental Improvements and Pubic Health Trends – a Closer Look: juxtaposing trends in environmental/air quality improvements against public health trends, and discussing the continued importance of advancing and deploying coal technology locally and globally
    Jacob Williams, Vice President Generation and Emissions Technologies, Peabody Energy 

 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm     Business Networking Time

 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm     Optional Session - "Coal Communications Kit"

In this optional session, the Coal Communications Kit developed by ACC’s 2015 Tomorrows Leadership Council (TLC) participants will be discussed. TLC developed the “Kit” to help coal industry employees and stakeholders educate, inform, build bridges and counter misinformation about coal. Tweets, “elevator speeches” and much more offer information and ready responses you can use to share coal’s positive story!

Cheryl Gulledge, Senior Coal Procurement Agent, Southern Company Services and Mentor, Tomorrows Leadership Council

                DeAngela Morant, Senior Business Manager, CSX Transportation and Mentor,                         Tomorrows Leadership Council

 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm     Board Reception ~ New & Prospective Members (by invitation)

 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm     Coal Market Strategies Reception

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

7:15 am - 8:15 am     Networking Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:30 am     Opening Remarks

                                  Betsy Monseu, CEO, American Coal Council

8:30 am - 11:30 am   Session III   

Part One – Regulatory Spotlight 

  • Environmental Regulation from Then to Now, and the Path Forward from 2016: how EPA escalated its promulgation of regulations, far outpacing other federal agencies in the number of “billion dollar” regulations issued; implications of the gaps and shortcomings of EPA’s regulatory analysis; conflicts and inconsistencies of the three blockbuster rules of 2015 – the Clean Power Plan, Waters of the U.S., and NAAQS-Ozone regulations; and EPA’s violation of anti-lobbying laws. What’s to be done to address the massive problems created for states and businesses?
    Bill Kovacs, Senior Vice President Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 


  • Nailing NEPA – How Effective Public Outreach Can Ensure Success in an Environmental Permitting Process: management of governmental, media, and community relations helped overcome permitting challenges faced by Colowyo Mine in 2015, and laid the groundwork for additional permitting planned for 2016
    Drew Kramer, Senior External Affairs Advisor, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association

 9:45 am - 10:00 am  Break

Part Two – Other Influences 

  • Natural Gas and LNG Outlook – North America and Global: outlook for the U.S. and North American natural gas markets in 2016 and in 2017 and the implications for domestic coal. Perspective on global LNG supply-demand factors and geopolitical forces and how these may affect U.S. development of export facilities and competitiveness in the global arena to 2020

    Dulles Wang, Principal Analyst – North American Gas, Wood Mackenzie
  • Coal Conversion Technology Inventions and Innovation: advancement of coal technology applications focused on transformational aspects for capex, costs, and environmental success to create new coal products and market opportunities
    George Skoptsov, President and CEO, H Quest Vanguard, Inc.
  • Changing the Conversation About Coal – A New Political Strategy for 2016 and Beyond: addressing coal policy priorities amidst the swirl of 2016 campaign rhetoric. Implications of the Presidential election and important Congressional races – key issues, key states, and what’s next for coal after November 8, 2016  

          Jon Wood, President, CoalBlue Project

11:45 am              Conference Adjourns 




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