Behind The Plug

  • April 23, 2014 - 10:07am
    How would you like to meet America’s Favorite Driver and 2014 Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr.? We’re excited to announce our new contest where you can sign up with America’s Power and be entered to win a day with Dale Jr. and tickets to the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races in Florida this...
  • April 21, 2014 - 10:37am
    Emissions associated with electricity generation from coal aren’t what they used to be. Between 1970 and 2012, emissions of major pollutants from coal-based power plants decreased by more than 90 percent. We’re proud of how far our industry has come and the path forward we’re helping to forge. During “Earth...
  • April 17, 2014 - 10:41am
    Based on what we’ve seen, it is clear that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to create a “one-size-fits-all” solution to greenhouse gas regulations. Last September, EPA proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) that place a de facto ban on new coal-fueled power plants. EPA gave no flexibility...
  • April 15, 2014 - 10:10am
    Last week, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on electric grid reliability concerns—something that was definitely necessary after a series of Wall Street Journal articles came out highlighting the vulnerability of the grid if there were to be a coordinated attack in conjunction with...
  • April 10, 2014 - 8:57am
    Once again, Sierra Club is talking out of both sides of its mouth. And this time, it is to the detriment of America’s union workers. The Daily Caller released an investigative piece this week outlining the backroom strategies employed by Sierra Club in an attempt to convince union workers that shutting down existing...
  • April 9, 2014 - 7:36am
    Last week, I was able to take advantage of an extremely unique opportunity: to go visit the most talked about coal plant in the country, the Kemper County Energy Facility. If that wasn’t enough, I got to escort Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the two-time Daytona 500 Champion, on the visit. When we arrived at Kemper, I wasn’t...
  • April 4, 2014 - 12:59pm
    This week, the Wall Street Journal hosted its ECO:nomics business forum in sunny Santa Barbara, California. Several CEOs and business leaders gathered together to discuss America’s energy and environmental future. How do we meet our ever-growing electricity needs, while also reducing emissions? Many leaders agreed:...
  • April 1, 2014 - 11:25am
    America’s coal industry employs hundreds of thousands of workers in the United States. If you were to trace your electricity all the way from your electrical socket back to the mines that extract the coal, you would encounter a diverse group of skilled workers and learn some interesting facts along the way. For...
  • March 27, 2014 - 10:37am
    Last week, I had the fun privilege of spending the day with our partner and NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. As a small business owner, Dale Jr. appreciates the importance of affordable energy. His businesses, JR Motorsports and Whisky River rely on affordable coal-based electricity to prep his cars and serve his...
  • March 25, 2014 - 9:03am
    This week, we released a detailed economic analysis of the Natural Resource Defense Council’s (NRDC) carbon regulation proposal, first put forth by NRDC in December 2012 and updated last week. The newest version of NRDC’s proposal ludicrously asserts that its plan to reduce CO2 emissions from existing power plants...