Coal

2014

February 27, 2014
IECA Congressional Communication – Australia Power Company Turning Back to Coal, Due to Rapid LNG Exports

2013

July 22, 2013
IECA and 278 Companies/Trade Associations Send Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 2218, the “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013″

June 4, 2013
IECA Supports H.R. 2218, the “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013”
“The bill ensures the safe regulation of coal combustion residues (CCRs) by setting federal standards while allowing states to craft a permit program, in a cost-effective manner, while protecting jobs and the environment.”

May 23, 2013
IECA Supports the Coal Jobs Protection Act
“IECA supports providing greater certainty to permitting of coal mining projects.” (view House letter)

April 2013
Industrial Energy Prices and Costs from EIA AEO 2013: A $9.2 Billion Cost Increase

2011

September 22, 2011
SMU Report Submitted to IECA – Implications of EPA Utility Regulations on Energy Intensive Industry
(view press release)

September 22, 2011
IECA and 32 Other Trade Associations Support Passage of the TRAIN Act

September 6, 2011
IECA and Nearly 300 Organizations Support H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

September 6, 2011
IECA Welcomes President Obama’s Decision on Ozone Standard

July 20, 2011
Letter to White House Urges Administration to Delay NAAQS Ozone Rule
“The concern is that EPA is prematurely implementing a new standard in advance of the timeline required by the Clean Air Act.”

July 7, 2011
IECA Supports H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulation Analysis on the Nation Act of 2011
“If we are to take back the 5.7 million manufacturing jobs lost since 2000, manufacturers must be globally competitive and we need help by policymakers to ensure that regulations are responsible and cost effective.”

June 30, 2011
IECA Urges House of Representatives to Support H.R. 2250, the “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011″
“Having lost 5.7 million manufacturing jobs since 2000, the cost effectiveness of regulations are not a luxury, they are an absolute necessity to job retention and creation.”

May 24, 2011
IECA Urges Action on H.R. 1705, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act of 2011

April 20, 2011
IECA President Delivers Keynote Address at Kentucky NAM Meeting

April 6, 2011
IECA Urges House and Senate to Not Increase our Electricity Costs – Stop EPA GHG Regulation under the CAA

March 30, 2011
Senator Stabenow EPA GHG Regulation Amendment – Not a Solution
“IECA strongly supports energy efficiency – but not costly EPA GHG regulation.”

March 18, 2011
IECA Comments to EPA on NSPS for Electric Utilities and Petroleum Refiners
“We urge the EPA to include energy efficiency as an option to comply with NSPS.”

March 17, 2011
Baucus Amendment Misses Underlying Problem – Regulating GHGs under the CAA is a Costly Alternative that Will Impact Manufacturing Jobs and Shift Investment Offshore

March 16, 2011
IECA Supports Senator McConnell Amendment to Stop EPA from Regulating GHGs
“A better alternative is IECA’s Sustainable Manufacturing & Growth Initiative.”

March 14, 2011
IECA Supports HR 910 – “Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011″
“Instead, IECA encourages support of combined heat and power and waste heat recovery.”

March 3, 2011
IECA Support for Upton/Inhofe “Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011″
“Instead, Congress (and the EPA) should support cost effective policies to promote industrial and building energy efficiency such as removing barriers to combined heat and power and waste heat recovery.”

March 2, 2011
IECA Letter to Congress – Electric Utilities Should Not Profit from EPA GHG Regulations

March 1, 2011
IECA President Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on EPA GHG Regulation
“A better alternative to EPA’s GHG regulation is IECA’s ‘Sustainable Manufacturing & Growth Initiative.”
(view written testimony)

January 10, 2011
IECA Letter to Rep. Issa, Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
“It is now time for the US to lead again by reforming our regulatory system to one that is cost effective while achieving our nation’s environmental and safety goals.”

2010

May 3, 2010
EPA Administrator, CCS Task Force Co-Chair – Responds to IECA Letter

April 19, 2010
Obama’s CCS Task Force Responds to IECA Letter

February 24, 2010
IECA Applauds President Obama for Creating Interagency CCS Task Force
“It is very important to recognize that the manufacturing sector also uses coal and should not only be included in the strategy and programs that will be developed by the Task Force, but placed as a priority.”

2008

September 17, 2008
IECA Support for Senate Industrial Gasification Incentives
“Industrial gasification is essential to enhance economic and national security, and serve domestic and global environmental goals.”

July 28, 2008
IECA Urges Chairman Boucher to Change H.R. 6258 to More Efficient and Cost-Effective Industrial Sources of Technological CCS Innovation
“Some industrial companies will pay more than $3,000,000 more each year because of the electricity wires charge.”

June 11, 2008
IECA Letter to Chairman of Appropriations Committee – Senator Byrd – Encourages Greater Funding for Coal CCS Technology

June 4, 2008
Paul Cicio – Forbes Magazine Op-ed – Senate Climate Bill Results in Massive Coal to Natural Gas Fuel Switching
“Switching from coal to natural gas will drive up both the demand and the price of natural gas to unprecedented levels.”

2007

October 24, 2007
Secretary Bodman Invites Paul Cicio to Continue to Serve on the National Coal Council for the 2008-2009 Membership Term

August 1, 2007
Testimony of Jerry Hollinden on Behalf of The National Coal Council Before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

June 7, 2007
IECA Presentation to the National Coal Council – “U.S. Manufacturing’s Future is Strongly Linked With That of the Coal Industry”
“The problem is that electric power generators are consuming large amounts of natural gas – driving up the price of natural gas and electricity for every household, farmer and manufacturer. Power plants should be using more coal.”

June 2007
National Coal Council Report – Technologies to Reduce or Capture and Store Carbon Dioxide Emissions
A report for the Secretary of Energy describing technologies to continue
the evolution toward near-zero emissions from coal-based generation.

2006

April 12, 2006
Peabody Energy President and CEO Gregory H. Boyce Outlines Eight Point Plan to IECA to Dramatically Enhance U.S. Energy Security Through Greater Use of Coal and Technology
“The economic damage from high natural gas and oil prices has been devastating to industry and families,” said Paul Cicio, President of the IECA. “Implementing this plan will lower energy costs, reinvigorate our industrial base and provide energy security for Americans.”

2005

March 10, 2005
IECA Provides Input to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on “Future of Coal Conference”
“Coal has been the key energy resource in the US, and with over 250 years supply in reserve, must continue to be a key part of the nation’s energy supply. Coal is the fuel for over 50% of all electric power generated in the US, and has been key to making US power affordable, driving the nation’s economic strength.”

2003

November 12, 2003
Mary Hutzler, Office Director at the Energy Information Administration presents IECA with “Analysis of S. 485, the Clear Skies Act of 2003”
In a meeting with IECA membership, Ms. Hutzler reviews the results of the recent EIA study. IECA is alarmed at the projected increase in demand for natural gas by the power sector versus coal.

November 10, 2003
Senator James M. Inhofe’s paper on “Solving America’s Natural Gas Crisis”
Senator Inhoffe is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. His paper “Solving America’s Natural Gas Crisis” is an analysis of the causes and impacts of high natural gas prices and what Congress must do to address them.

September 9, 2003
IECA Coal Policy Statement
This policy statement covers several important issues including: Coal, Clean Coal Power Incentives, Clean Coal Research and Development, Air Emissions Legislation and Regulation, Mining Regulations that Impact Coal Production and Competitive Electricity Markets.

July 29, 2003
IECA and Thirty-Eight Organizations Send Letter to Senate Opposing an Amendment that Would Preempt EPA Reform of New Source Review

May 1, 2003
IECA Submits Intervention to EPA in “Support of Meaningful New Source Review Reform”

April 3, 2003
IECA Letter to Senator Domenici – Comments on the Chairman’s Energy Bill Draft; Addresses Coal

March 28, 2003
IECA Testimony- In support of use of coal for power generation, in behalf of Peabody Western Coal Company, before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of California

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