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Fact SheetsMay 24, 2016

Coal Facts

Coal Facts

Coal Facts provides key stats related to coal-fueled electricity and was prepared by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. The data are largely taken from independent sources and based on information available as of March 2016.


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Fact SheetsJan 11, 2016

What Leaders Say About CCUS

What Leaders Say About CCUS

Fossil fuels provide approximately 80 percent of global energy, with coal by far the most abundant fossil fuel based on reserves. Coal provides 30 percent of global energy and 40 percent of the world’s electricity. And coal fuels more power than any other major fuel at the lowest cost.


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Fact SheetsJan 11, 2016

Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon Capture and Storage

Research is underway to advance next-generation technologies toward the ultimate goal of electricity from coal that is virtually free of emissions. This approach includes commercializing carbon capture utilization and storage technologies (CCUS) for  various beneficial uses such as recovering stranded oil from aging oil fields.


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Fact SheetsJan 11, 2016

Modern Clean Coal Technologies

Modern Clean Coal Technologies

The goals of affordable energy and economic growth go hand-in-hand with our environmental goals. Today’s coal delivers the lowest cost electricity of any major fuel and represents a remarkable environmental success story.


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Fact SheetsJan 11, 2016

Record U.S. Electricity Prices

Record U.S. Electricity Prices

At a time of low fuel costs for coal and natural gas, U.S. families face growing pain at the plug based on rising electricity rates sweeping the nation.


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Press ReleasesDec 16, 2015

Peabody Energy Statement on COP21

Peabody Energy Statement on COP21

The United Nations (UN) convened its annual Conference of the Parties, during which certain countries committed to limits in greenhouse gas emissions.  Because energy accounts for a substantial share of such human-induced emissions, the energy sector will be instrumental to success in implementing these commitments.Effective implementation will depend on sensible policy action.  Fundamental to this is the acknowledgement of practical realities, one of which is the increasingly essential role played by coal in meeting the world’s energy needs.


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Press ReleasesDec 08, 2015

Peabody Energy Honors the World's Cleanest Coal Plants

Peabody Energy Honors the World's Cleanest Coal Plants

Peabody Energy has honored coal-fueled power plants for top global and U.S. environmental performance with its Advanced Energy for Life Clean Coal Awards.  Global award recipients include Dynegy Inc. in the United States, Korea Southeast Power Co.


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E-Policy NewsOct 09, 2015

The Price Tag For Uprooting America’s Electric Grid

The Price Tag For Uprooting America’s Electric Grid

What does it cost to keep the lights on? The question is surprisingly difficult to answer. Yet it affects the quality of life for everyone. The answer matters now more than ever. The Environmental Protection Agency issued its Clean Power Plan for Existing Power Plants, which requires states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. A study commissioned by IER finds that shutting down coal plants and building new generators would impose expensive and unnecessary costs, and the public would foot the bill.


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