Our clean coal technology team is visiting the Phoenix International Raceway this weekend to bring a fun and educational experience about the coal industry’s importance to our economic, energy and environmental security to NASCAR fans in Arizona.
The America’s Power team will be on-site to educate race fans about the history and future of clean coal technology, as well as information on how advanced coal technologies have helped us continue our use of coal while reducing its environmental footprint.
If you’re attending the races this weekend, make it a point to find our display and have one of our team members explain how advanced coal technologies have reduced emissions of traditional pollutants from coal-fueled power plants by nearly 90 percent since 1970 (per unit of electricity generated).
During the 2013 racing season, ACCCE has associate sponsorship placement on JR Motorsports’ No. 5, No. 7 and No. 88 Chevrolet cars for all 33 events on the Nationwide Series schedule.
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U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, spoke this morning at the NARUC Winter meetings in Washington, DC and said “Lets do everything possible to take advantage of the resources we have in America so we can be energy independent.”
Just last month, Rep. Whitfield had this to say upon being named chairman of his subcommittee again:
“I believe we made great strides during the 112th Congress in reining in President Obama’s overreaching EPA, but we have more work to do. We will continue to pursue policies that help promote job creation, economic growth, and energy independence – policies that will continue to benefit Kentucky families. ”
“This administration is still trying to regulate coal out of existence and I refuse to stand idly by as these regulations destroy jobs and increase energy costs for consumers. We have once again developed an aggressive agenda that I hope we can pursue in a bipartisan manner.”
During his presentation today at NARUC, Rep. Whitfield urged attendees to “adopt policies that ensure that our job creators can remain competitive in the global marketplace.” And to “not be alarmist, let’s have a balanced approach.”
According to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton, “Chairman Whitfield has been a champion of North American energy and a leader in our pursuit of energy independence. He led the charge last Congress in our fight against harmful EPA regulations and helped advance several commonsense, bipartisan energy solutions.” He is a valued leader of this committee and I am pleased he will remain chairman of this important panel as we look at ways to fortify our energy security and strengthen our economy.”
Today on our Facebook page, we let our more than 277,000 fans know that the energy contained in recoverable coal reserves in the U.S. has the equivalent of one trillion barrels of oil, roughly the same as the world’s known oil reserves.
Show your support for clean coal technology by “Liking” America’s Power on Facebook today. We always welcome a healthy discussion and debate regarding clean coal and the related technologies, but more importantly, we encourage fans to share their thoughts on a wide array of topics.