The coal-based electricity industry has invested significantly in reducing the emissions from coal-fueled power plants. And these investments have yielded great results: Emissions have been reduced almost 90 percent since in the last few decades.
This electricity generated from coal is what keeps costs low for families and small businesses, fueling the innovation and industry that is America’s great strength. But bureaucrats in Washington would rather ignore these investments and impose regulations that will effectively end coal-fueled electricity in the United States.
Coal will be the most dominant source of energy in the world in less than five years. The United States is unilaterally moving to stop itself from using the most abundant, affordable fuel that we have. Is this the path forward? Our fragile economy demands that we do everything in our power to unleash growth. That means continuing to utilize the power that coal reliably and affordably delivers. Learn more by watching our informative videos.
If you’ve ever spent time using our State Map, you can see that coal usage varies from state to state. However, one thing doesn’t vary: coal’s abundance is almost unrivaled in this country and around the world.
In fact, the International Energy Administration predicts that coal will be the world’s top energy source within the next five years. Coal’s dominance relies on its abundance, but also on its reliable reputation. Coal-fueled energy is also affordable, keeping costs low for families and small businesses.
Families already spend a fair portion of their income on energy – a study commissioned by ACCCE found that families will spend 21 percent of their pre-tax income on energy costs in 2012. That is a steep price to pay – especially when other essentials need to provided for. And families on fixed-incomes are hit even harder. Coal-fueled electricity is essential to keeping these costs down.
Use our State Map to learn about energy in your state. And remember – coal offers fuel savings for your family, and the small businesses that strive to keep costs as low as possible.
Coal provides affordable electricity for millions of Americans across the country – fueling our daily lives and providing the economic foundation for future generations.
Here at home, institutions like the University of Kentucky offer programs that educate students on the cutting edge, high-tech future of coal technologies. These programs underscore how modern and vital the coal industry is, preparing students for highly sought-after careers.
Students know their education will be rewarded by working to provide affordable energy for families and communities. As the video above mentions, the Kentucky coal industry paid workers more than $1.4 billion in wages in 2009.
Evan Tracey Senior Vice President for Communications
Evan is Senior Vice President for Communications, overseeing the strategy on how to communicate the importance of electricity from coal and the value of investments in clean coal technology. Tracey has served as president of Campaign Media Analysis Group, a Kantar Media company, since he founded the company in 1997. He has two decades of political, legislative and issue research experience and has provided strategic media analysis for a number of trade associations, foundations, Fortune 500 companies, political party committees, the national press, academic institutions, as well as hundreds of national, statewide and local political campaigns. He received a M.A. from George Mason University and a B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Tracey lives with his wife and 3 children in Virginia.
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Lisa Camooso Miller Vice President
Lisa Camooso Miller is ACCCE's vice president for media relations. She oversees ACCCE's earned media implementation and strategic planning and appears regularly in print, radio and on national television. For more than 15 years, Lisa has been a notable communications leader in public affairs, holding key positions in local, state and federal government, political campaigns and committees, as well as advocacy organizations. She is a native of Wayside, New Jersey, and holds an M.A. in corporate and public communications from Monmouth University, and a B.A. in communications from The College of New Jersey. Lisa and her husband Jason have two children and live in Northern Virginia.
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Bianca Prade Vice President
Bianca Prade is ACCCE's vice president of digital strategy, and leads new and traditional media strategies to increase the public’s awareness of the importance of coal-based electricity. She has more than a decade of communications and marketing experience, launching and maintaining interactive Web content for major corporations, trade associations and government agencies. Bianca lives with her husband and two children in Northern Virginia. She graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and an M.A. in interactive communications from American University.
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Steve Gates Director
Steve Gates, as ACCCE’s national communications director, helps direct the industry’s national media campaigns and digital communications efforts. He has more than 15 years of media relations experience in a variety of settings including Capitol Hill press secretary, as well as directing media and outreach programs for international trade associations, the Fortune 200 and federal government programs. Steve lives with his wife, a coal miner’s daughter, and three children in Omaha, Nebraska. Steve graduated with a B.S. in political science from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in public communications from American University in Washington, D.C.
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