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2009-03-24 10:36:00

The Percussion of Work Ad Stresses the Need to Support American Jobs ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) launched a new commercial today which underscores the role of affordable energy in promoting economic growth and prosperity. "Our current economic crisis has called for our country to get back to the basics," said Joe Lucas, senior vice president for communications with ACCCE. "Low-cost energy creates jobs, promotes...

2009-03-09 08:53:00

ACCCE study underscores concern over costs ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- American families faced the biggest increase in energy expenses on record last year, in large part because of costs for transportation fuels driving global demand. According to a study released today by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE), for the half of the U.S. families earning $50,000 or less, energy costs consumed 20 percent of after-tax income in 2008. The study also reveals...

2009-02-05 00:06:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The decision by Governor Granholm to delay the process of reviewing air permits for the construction of state-of-the-art clean coal technology power plants in Michigan is regrettable," said Joe Lucas, senior vice president of communications for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). "These projects, assuming that they are approved by the proper permitting agency, could bring economic relief and create jobs for Michigan...

2008-11-14 12:20:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Coal is on the rise and likely to remain the chief power source globally well into the 21st century, this according to a new study released by the International Energy Agency. Appropriately titled, "World Energy Outlook 2008," the IEA also estimates that coal generated power will rise to 44% by 2015. "Clearly we are seeing the benefits that coal provides by being a reliable, cost effective energy source," said Joe Lucas, Vice President for the...

2008-11-11 15:00:15

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Drastically reducing carbon emissions through fuel switching could prove detrimental to the effectiveness of North America's transmission infrastructure, this according to a new report by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). In "The Electric Industry Concerns on the Reliability Impacts of Climate Change Initiatives," the argument is made that switching from coal-fired power plants to natural gas in a short amount of time could...

2008-11-04 15:00:14

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is Election Day and whichever candidate is elected, he will have a mandate to adopt policies that secure America's energy future using our most abundant energy resource -- coal. "If 'support for the use of coal for generating electricity' were on the ballot today, it would win by a landslide," said Joe Lucas, vice president for communications with the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). Lucas' comments are based upon a recent...

2008-10-10 18:00:27

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Cathy Coffey of American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, +1-703-597-6275, coffey@cleancoalusa.org Using American coal to secure our energy future is not a Red state or a Blue State issue ... It is an American issue, according to ACCCE LOUISVILLE, Ky.,Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --"The Presidential candidates' platforms, their statements and recent ad campaigns reflect the reality that we cannot throw coal-generated power under the energy policy...

2008-10-06 12:00:00

Representatives from the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) will be on-site in Nashville during the Presidential debate to promote the importance of coal-based electricity to the overall energy, environmental and economic security of the United States. ACCCE is a sponsor of CNN's election coverage and will be located next to the Election Express Yourself customized Airstream Trailer in Centennial Park, adjacent to the Vanderbilt University campus. The event runs from...

2008-10-01 15:00:35

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Both Presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain, have called for advancements in clean coal technology as one necessary step needed to ensure energy independence for the United States. And the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is continuing efforts to keep "clean coal" at the heart of the political and policy debate by running radio advertisements highlighting both presidential candidates support. To hear the...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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