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Fossil Fuel Producers Must Begin to Work Together

By Jason Hayes, American Coal Council In February 2011, I spoke at the Fifth Annual Energy Forum and Expo in Grand Junction, CO. As I ran through my presentation, I listed some of the pressures being applied to the U.S. coal industry. I also made sure to caution the many members of the natural gas…

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Coal’s Place in the Energy and Electricity Space

By Betsy Monseu, CEO, American Coal Council Coal is under pressure in the United States, and not the natural kind of pressure involved in its creation from plant material. The pressure coal is under today is of a distinctly unnatuBy Betsy Monseu, American Coal Council ral kind, shaped by an increasingly far-reaching and unbalanced regulatory…

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Coal – Evolving in the Energy Space

By Betsy Monseu, CEO, American Coal Council I’ve just returned from our ACC Coal Market Strategies conference. The opportunity to engage with members and other industry leaders and experts is stimulating, and gathering together to address what lies ahead for coal is important. This gathering together is synergy in action. The whole of us is…

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Change and Adaptation in the Coal Industry

One of the only entirely reliable constants in human history is change. Nothing in this world is completely fixed. That truism is especially applicable for our industry today. Substantial changes have occurred in the coal and gas markets over the past six to eight years, meaning that life as our industry knew it for the…