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American Coal Council Welcomes Dan Brouillette as U.S. Secretary of Energy
The American Coal Council congratulates Dan Brouillette on his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Energy. Mr. Brouillette’s knowledge and previous contributions as Deputy Secretary reflect his understanding of the importance of an “all of the above” energy policy.
The U.S. power sector generation resource mix is undergoing significant and rapid change, and the implications merit attention and action. The Energy Information Administration projects coal’s share of electricity generation at 22 percent in 2020, dropping from a 33 percent share five years ago. About 40 percent of the coal power plant fleet has already been closed or announced to close. With the continuing loss of these dispatchable, fuel-secure coal resources and the addition of other resources lacking these essential attributes, the risk to reliable operation of our electric grid is increasing.
Secretary Brouillette’s balance of government and private sector experience will facilitate his leadership on energy issues and the stewardship of America’s energy assets.
The American Coal Council looks forward to working with the Secretary to support and sustain our nation’s coal resources.
See the article “Tipping Points and Taking Action for Grid Resiliency” by Deputy Secretary Brouillette in our fall 2018 American Coal magazine.
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