Archive for September, 2013

Thrilled to Be Here

I was fortunate last week to join the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) and begin working with our talented team to help fight for jobs and protect American energy consumers.

Right now is a critical time for our industry and for our country.  We need to work with officials in the energy industry and members of both political parties, on the federal level and in the states to protect the jobs in our coal communities and develop an energy agenda that recognizes coal as a critical part of our energy mix.

Our goal is to call for a balanced approach to our energy policies on the national level and in the states.  With potential new regulations from the administration looming, we’re working to ensure that these policies are sensible and not devastating to American workers, consumers and the future of our economy.

If the administration gets their new policies wrong, they could have a lasting and negative impact not just on workers and consumers but also on the great strides the industry has taken to reduce its environmental footprint.

Our industry has built some of the cleanest coal-fueled plants in the world and through our continued investments in new technologies, we’re working every day to produce cleaner, more efficient energy. Because of this innovation and more than $110 billion in industry investments, new coal plants built today can remove more than 90% of emissions.

The coal-based electricity industry supports more than 760,000 jobs and I’m proud to be part of a team fighting to protect those jobs and the people and families who rely on them to make ends meet.

You can be a part of our team too, sign our new petition and stand with us to protect coal jobs.

Dale Jr. Gets Clean Coal

What do Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Fulton, Arkansas have in common?

They both understand the importance of clean coal technology and rely on it every day. That is why Dale Jr. visited the John W. Turk Plant, where two-thirds of the employees are local residents. The Turk Plant is the first plant to use ultra-supercritical technology in the United States and is the cleanest coal-fueled power plant in the country.

The Turk Plant is an excellent example of how coal can help a community thrive economically and reduce its emissions.

Dale Jr. got a first-hand look into the daily operations of the plant where he saw them use technology to make their plant better, just like he uses technology to make his racing team perform better.

As a business owner and an energy consumer, Dale Jr. recognizes the importance of affordable and reliable energy from clean coal.

Learn more about Dale’s visit to the Turk plant, and check out our videos from his trip here.