From the American Coal Magazine 
The Twin Challenges of Increased Electrification
By Paul Griffin, Energy Fairness
Politically speaking, California and Texas couldn’t be more different. Republicans control all levers of power at the executive and legislative levels in Texas, as do Democrats in California. Yet, these states on polar opposites of the political spectrum were bound together by experience through two catastrophic “blackouts” occurring less than six months apart during different seasons but plunging many into darkness.
Read More
Column: Asia Unlikely to Rescue Russian Coal Amid Europe Ban
By Clyde Russell, Reuters
(April 11, 2022) – Russia is putting on a brave face when it comes to Europe’s planned ban on coal imports, with Moscow saying it will simply sell to other markets.
By other markets, Russia most likely means Asia and Moscow is most likely being hopelessly optimistic if it thinks Asia is going to swing dramatically towards Russian coal and replace what’s lost in exports to Europe.
Read More
Manchin Slams Biden, Renews Call For ‘All-The-Above’ Energy Policy
By David Blackmon, Forbes
(April 13, 2022) – West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin continues to be a thorn in the side of the Biden administration in its pursuit of Green New Deal energy policies preferred by the left flank of the Democratic Party. Manchin and Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema, serving as the party’s small moderate flank in the U.S. Senate, effectively killed Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation and its $550 billion in new “green” subsidies...
Read More
Energy Company Says It's Coming to Mason County
By Fred Pace, The Herald-Dispatch
(April 13, 2022) – An Arizona-based company announced Friday that it will build a new facility in Mason County to produce a cleaner form of coal. 
Frontieras North America, a subsidiary of Frontier Applied Sciences, said its first commercial plant using its patented FASFForm technology is expected to employ up to 500 people and process more than 2.7 million tons of coal annually. 
Read More
Coal Country Digs in as US Supreme Court Weighs EPA Climate Power
By Devin Dwyer and Sarah Herndon, ABC News
(April 14, 2022) – A historic flood from sudden torrential rain nearly wiped out entire towns in West Virginia’s mountainous coal country, killing 23 and inflicting $1 billion in damage. Six years later, many survivors remain unmoved by the growing threat of climate change and urgent calls to curb greenhouse gasses from burning coal.
“It’s weather all over, you know what I mean...” 
Read More
2035 is an Unrealistic Goal
By Staff, America’s Power
(March 17, 2022) – President Biden’s goal of achieving zero-carbon electricity by 2035 faces huge obstacles, which make the goal unrealistic. Here is a sample of concerns about the goal and some of the obstacles to achieving it.
• Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
“I think the 2035 date …would be an incredibly difficult situation to handle for most of the companies in the industry.” Tom Kuhn, President, EEI 
Read More
Reliability Concerns Drive Need for Energy Market Design Reforms, but Regions Diverge in FERC Proceeding
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
(April 11, 2022) – Industry and resource provider responses in a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceeding this February on U.S. power system supply-demand uncertainties revealed two important things about the nation’s accelerating energy transition.
First, rising penetrations of variable and distributed generation make reliability a growing concern for regional market operators governed by FERC...
Read More
Soaring Prices Signal Challenges Ahead for Midwest Grid
By Jeffrey Tomich, E&E News
(April 18, 2022) – Ensuring power stays on during periods of peak electricity demand became a little less certain and a lot more expensive — at least for some Midwest consumers.
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) last week said clearing prices in its annual capacity auction surged to $236.66 per megawatt-day from $5 a year ago for the Midwest subregion. Capacity prices...
Read More
Texas Gas Demand from Power Hits 11-year Low on High Gas Prices, Wind Generation
By J. Robinson, S&P Global
(April 13, 2022) – Gas-fired power burn in the Lone Star State has averaged its lowest level in more than a decade this spring, which is a trend that could continue as high prices and record wind speeds keep downward pressure on the fuel.
From March 1 to date, gas-fired power burn in Texas has averaged just under 3 Bcf/d to trend at its lowest for the six-week period since 2011, data from S&P Global...
Read More
How Louisiana Became the Carbon Capture Capital of the South with $6 Billion in Projects
Greg Hilburn, Lafayette Daily Advertiser
(April 17, 2022) – Louisiana has become the carbon capture capital of the South, propelled by federal funding promoting carbon dioxide sequestration technology, a governor focused on reducing climate-changing emissions and the geological formations to make it all possible.
During the past year the combination of those factors has led to $6.1 billion in announced carbon capture projects...
Read More
Quantifying Regional Methane Emissions in the New Mexico Permian Basin with a Comprehensive Aerial Survey
Yuanlei Chen, Evan D. Sherwin, Elena S.F. Berman, Brian B. Jones, Matthew P. Gordon, Erin B. Wetherley, Eric A. Kort and Adam R. Brandt, Environmental Science & Technology via The American Chemical Society
(March 23, 2022) – Abstract
Limiting emissions of climate-warming methane from oil and gas (O&G) is a major opportunity for short-term climate benefits. We deploy a basin-wide airborne survey of O&G extraction and transportation activities in the New Mexico Permian Basin, spanning 35 923 km2, 26 292 active wells, and over 15 000 km of natural gas pipelines using an independently validated hyperspectral methane point source detection and quantification system. 
Read More
ACC Calendar – Conference Dates

Coal Market Strategies – August 1 - 3, 2022
The Chateaux Deer Valley, Park City, Utah

For advertising inquiries and to obtain a media kit from ACC's publisher The Davis Media Company, please contact Sean Davis at

You're receiving this email because you are either a member of the ACC or have opted in to receive ACC communications.
© 2022 American Coal Council. All Rights Reserved.

Our mailing address is:
1101 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Ste. 300, Washington, DC USA 20004

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list