The American Coal Council represents the collective interests of the American coal industry ~ from the hole-in-the-ground to the plug-in-the-wall ~ in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.
ACC serves as an essential resource for industry, policy makers and public interest groups. The Association supports activities and objectives that advance coal supply, consumption, transportation and trading.
ACC SUBMITS COMMENTS ON EPA
GREENHOUSE GAS PROPOSAL
ACC submitted comments to EPA on its proposal for greenhouse gas/CO2 emissions for new, modified, and reconstructed power sector coal plants, supporting EPA’s proposal to change to a standard based on the use of “supercritical” technology. Such technology is widely available and already in use in the U.S. and worldwide, but other prior regulations, including EPA’s prior NSPS requiring carbon capture and storage, have prevented its further deployment in the U.S.
ACC’s comments noted “While our nation’s coal fleet is cleaner than ever before, U.S. policy and regulatory barriers have prevented additional achievements. The cycle of replacing retiring coal plants with new ones was halted, and along with it the opportunity to widely deploy advanced coal power plant technology to improve efficiency and emissions while stabilizing and sustaining our nation’s coal power fleet.”
This EPA NSPS regulation change is needed to provide a better pathway for new coal plants, which will contribute to the fleet and fuel diversity needed to maintain affordable, reliable electricity for consumers. ACC’s comments further noted “Coal power plants have a distinct set of attributes that provide out-sized benefits to the grid, especially in the times of greatest need for electricity.”
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News & Features
October 30, 2018
The ACC recently submitted comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) August 31, 2018 Notice of its proposed rule, Emissions Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guideline Implementing Regulations; Revisions to New Source Review Program, commonly referred to as the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule.
ACC SUBMITS COMMENTS TO CEQ ON NEPA REGULATIONS
ACC SUBMITS COMMENTS TO EPA ON REGULATORY COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS
ACC SUBMITS RESPONSE TO DOE ON COAL-BASED POWER PLANTS OF THE FUTURE
ACC SUBMITS RESPONSE TO DOE ON IMPROVING EFFICIENCY, RELIABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY OF EXISTING COAL-BASED POWER PLANTS
ACC SUBMITS COMMENTS TO FERC ON GRID RESILIENCE IN RTOS AND ISOS