Chicago, IL — Today, America’s Power (ACCCE) spoke in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule at an agency hearing in Chicago. America’s Power issued the following statement by Michelle Bloodworth, President and CEO:
“We are pleased to support EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which will replace the Clean Power Plan. The proposed rule is a sensible approach to regulating carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s coal fleet,” said Bloodworth. “The ACE rule will avoid more premature coal retirements which are threatening the resilience of the electricity grid. We look forward to working with EPA as it finalizes and implements this new rule,” continued Bloodworth.
To read the full hearing statement click here.
According to ACCCE analysis, almost 40 percent of the nation’s coal fleet has retired or announced plans to retire. Fuel security is important to maintaining the resilience of the electricity grid, and the coal fleet provides fuel security by maintaining an on-site supply of coal that can last an average of more than 70 days.
America’s Power (ACCCE) is a partnership of industries involved in the production of electricity from coal. Coal is an affordable, reliable, and fuel secure energy resource that provides almost one-third of our nation’s electricity.