2019 Coal News
|December 23, 2019||
Battelle works to turn coal into foam for commercial use
Battelle, a research and development company, has secured a $1 million grant to perfect the process of turning coal into commercial foam products. One side benefit: The carbon from the coal would be permanently captured in the foam product. READ MORE »
|July 31, 2019||
OCA President Mike Cope with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler
On July 19th 2019 Mike Cope, President of the Ohio Coal Association appeared on a government affairs roundtable sponsored the Ohio’’ Electric Utility Co-Ops at their office on Busch Boulevard in Columbus, Ohio. The guest speaker was US EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler who spoke about the positive effects that newly approved Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The ACE rule will replace the Obama era Clean Energy Plan that whose implementation was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court. The new ACE plan will take USEPA back to enforcing the Clean Water and Air Act as originally written and return authority to the state EPA’s. Mike Cope and Administrator Wheeler are pictured above.
|Feb. 01, 2019||
The Performance of the Coal Fleet During the 2019 Polar Vortex
During the Week of January 28, the coal fleet enabled households and businesses to survive the extreme cold.
Nationwide, more than 600 coal-fired generating units in 43 states-40 percent of the nation's coal fleethave retired or announced plans to retire. Yet some of the nation's largest grid operators relied more on coal than any other electricity source during the January 2019 Polar Vortex when temperatures reached lifethreatening lows. The coal fleet proved its value again. It's time for policymakers to take steps to prevent even more premature coal retirements. READ MORE »