Energy Policy Network is a national advocacy organization that works hand in hand with state and local leaders and constituencies to develop energy and environmental policies that balance environmental values, business needs and consumer interests.

Coal generates affordable electricity that keeps costs down while weathering the swings of volatile energy markets. Americans save $93 billion annually in electricity costs through a diverse power grid anchored by abundant, reliable and inexpensive coal.

Coal is America’s most abundant energy resource, generating around-the-clock electricity. The U.S. has more domestic coal reserves than any other country and is capable of meeting domestic demand for coal for roughly 280 years.

Coal provides the foundation upon which our grid operates. The U.S. population is projected to grow by 117 million by 2065, and our country must be in a position to meet this growing demand for reliable electricity. It is simply unfeasible to meet this demand without fossil fuels anchoring the grid.

Coal directly employs 66,000 people in high-wage jobs with an average salary of more than $80,000 and indirectly supports more than 805,000 additional jobs. Fossil fuels drive economic growth, fuel the economy and secure the nation’s energy future.

With proper investments in the research and development of advanced technologies, coal is transforming the way energy is produced and consumed in an environmentally responsible manner. Advances in technology and more efficient combustion systems have enabled U.S. power plants to reduce their regulated emissions by more than 60% since 1970. Today’s new coal-fueled power plants emit 90% fewer emissions than the typical plant they replace.

THE ISSUES

Advocating for policies that ensure reliability, affordability and security while responding to America’s growing energy needs.

Clean Power Plan

Clean Water Rule

New Source Performance Standards for Methane and VOCs

National Environmental Policy Act Processes

Ground-Level Ozone NAAQS

Stream Protection Rule

RESOURCES

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City Public Service: Carbon-Neutral Economic Impact Study

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