Our Clean Coal Technology. It Works. campaign has hit 12 states, greeting thousands of people at baseball games, diners, college campuses and power plant sites. While we’ve met folks from all walks of life, we’ve continued to reinforce our message of the “3 E’s” of clean coal technology: economic security, energy security and environmental security.
Instead of just telling you about the 3 E’s, we wanted to show you through pictures our field teams took over the past couple weeks:
Two weeks ago, one of the field teams visited Liverpool, Ohio and the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce, where they presented the board with collateral from our campaign and some materials about how clean coal technology would benefit their economy. What would more investments in clean coal technology mean for the state of Ohio? Over 2,200 jobs every year and $305 million to Ohio’s economy annually. Add to that the fact that American taxpayers see $13 in benefits for every $1 the government invests in these efforts, and there can be no doubt that clean coal technology can provide economic security to America, especially during these times of economic downturn.
Last week, one of our field teams visited Pittsburgh to take part in a “Rally for Coal” organized by Consol Energy, an ACCCE member company. You can see that members of our crowd were jazzed about clean coal technology. As the sign above points out, coal-based electricity is a domestic, abundant and affordable source of energy. In fact, the United States has more coal than any other fuel, with large coal deposits in 38 states. With clean coal technologies, we can increase our energy security by using a reliable, domestic source of energy.
Last week, one of our mobile classrooms was at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio, where over 250 people toured the classroom on Friday alone. Several students came through the classroom, as well as parents with their children. We know that many parents are worried about the kind of environment that their children and grandchildren will inherit. But as seen in the picture above, it’s clean coal technology that will be part of a large set of solutions that will leave a better environment for generations to come as we move towards a clean energy future. In fact, the environmental footprint of coal-based electricity has been significantly reduced over the past four decades, even with rising population and economic growth.
To learn more about where the Clean Coal Technology. It Works. mobile classrooms are, go to http://www.cleancoaltechnologyworks.org.