• Coal

    In the United States and around the world, coal is recognized as an affordable, reliable source of electricity that will remain an important part of the energy mix for years to come. Working together with state and federal regulators, coal producers and the electricity generators have made dramatic strides addressing environmental issues associated with coal.

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  • Blog
    June 30, 2017

    Whitewashing the Impact of Regulations on Coal

    The War on Coal is well and truly over, but a peculiar debate over its impact lingers on. Revisionist history is central to this debate, with some folks now suggesting that the coal industry was never in a two-front struggle against both a regulatory onslaught and cheap natural gas. Instead, they
  • Blog
    April 10, 2017

    More than Just a Coal Plant

    An important debate is taking place in Arizona over the future of one of the country’s largest coal plants, the Navajo Generating Station (NGS). In February, a group of the plant’s owners voted to slate the 2.2 gigawatt facility for closure in 2019, citing competition from low-cost natural gas. This
  • Letters
    February 1, 2017

    Key Vote Alert! H.J. Res. 38, to disapprove BLM Stream Rule

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will consider including votes in our 2017 How They Voted scorecard related to H.J. Res. 38 and H.J. Res. 41, which would undo two onerous and unnecessary Obama-era rules on streams and resource extraction. H.J. Res. 38, Stream Protection: The Chamber supports the
  • Blog
    November 3, 2016

    The Transformers

    ​We’ve been telling readers for some time how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now argues that its once “transformative” Clean Power Plan (CPP)—upon greater reflection and a weak legal justification—really isn’t that “transformative” after all.
  • Reports
    June 21, 2016

    EPA Clean Power Plan: EIA’s Forecast Shows Benefits Fall Well Short of Costs...Again

    In May 2016, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its Annual Energy Outlook 2016, which includes model runs with and without the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) final rule. The EIA analysis provides an independent look of the impacts CPP will have on the economy and energy markets in the United States.

    While there are many aspects of EIA’s analysis worthy of review, this report focuses on four main areas:

  • Blog
    June 8, 2016

    The Coal Hard Facts about EPA Regulation: Part II

    A few of weeks back, we told you about how the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2016 showed the harm Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) will have on coal demand and employment. It wasn’t a pretty picture. Recently, it’s been suggested in