Behind The Plug

  • March 14, 2014 - 7:56am
    The American Coal Council hosted its Spring Coal Forum in Naples, Florida, this week where speakers underscored the importance of coal-fueled electricity to America and why the U.S. must invest in clean coal technology. Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp., told the large crowd in Naples that there would be “no...
  • March 13, 2014 - 9:38am
    If you read the Wall Street Journal yesterday, you probably noticed a full-page ad featuring EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy telling Americans to “suck it up” over skyrocketing electricity bills. While we agree, skyrocketing bills are coming your way, that ad didn’t come from us. It came from a group called...
  • March 11, 2014 - 12:34pm
    Following the Coal Technology Symposium on Capitol Hill last week, we sat down with Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) to talk about North Dakota’s and America’s energy future. Senator Heitkamp knows better than most the need for a diverse fuel portfolio in America’s energy sector. After years of experience working within...
  • March 7, 2014 - 9:42am
    Our own CEO and president, Mike Duncan, is a proud, lifelong Kentuckian. As the grandson of a coal miner, Mike’s ties to coal are deep. But as an active community member and business owner in his hometown of Inez, KY, Mike has also seen firsthand how Kentucky’s economy has been impacted by regulations that threaten...
  • March 6, 2014 - 2:19pm
    Good news coming out of Capitol Hill today if you are a supporter, like we are, of sound energy policy that works to ensure Americans have continued access to affordable and reliable electricity. H.R. 3826 “The Energy Security and Affordability Act,” sponsored by Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Senator Joe...
  • March 5, 2014 - 12:48pm
    America’s energy future is at a crossroads. President Obama and his activist Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are working to cut coal out of our energy portfolio—for good. Newly proposed regulations will place a de facto ban on the construction of any new coal plant in America, undermining American families...
  • February 27, 2014 - 11:37am
    The United States has long depended and benefitted from affordable, reliable coal-fueled electricity. Yet, the Obama administration and its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continue to pursue overbearing regulations that dramatically limit the use of coal in our energy portfolio, leaving the U.S. at risk of...
  • February 26, 2014 - 9:15am
    Milder spring temperatures may be on the horizon, but not before another cold snap sweeps the nation. This winter, we’ve seen what can happen when a polar vortex strikes: consumers are asked to cut back on electricity, our power grids are stretched to the limit and natural gas prices skyrocket. Extreme temperatures...
  • February 20, 2014 - 7:30am
    At the National Press Club on Wednesday, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz asserted his commitment to an all-of-the-above energy philosophy. “’All-of-the-above’ is working,” Moniz said. “’All-of-the-above’ is not a slogan, it is a policy and a pathway.” In fact, he repeated this commitment on behalf of...
  • February 19, 2014 - 7:35am
    Members of Congress from both parties agree that we must protect the thousands of jobs and communities supported by the coal industry, not to mention the millions of households that depend on coal for low-cost energy. Unfortunately, this bipartisan effort is being undermined by President Obama’s “go at it alone”...