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PJM SOUNDS THE CAPACITY SHORTFALL ALARM
March 1, 2023 – The nation’s largest electricity market is warning that it will face a steep capacity shortfall by the close of the decade as forced power plant retirements far outpace planned additions. Policy-driven closures of primarily coal plants threaten to leave PJM Interconnection – which serves 65 million Americans in 13 states and the District of Columbia – not only short of capacity but facing a reliability crisis during periods of peak demand.
Energy advocates say reliability of supply will help price
February 6, 2023
HARRISBURG, PA – Representatives of some of Pennsylvania’s biggest energy producers and consumers said joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will spike prices and that state government should protect competition in the marketplace.
Coal, once left for dead, now making a comeback
December 26, 2022
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Covid-19 pandemic’s beginnings in early 2020 caused hard times in the coal industry, including a sharp drop in demand that led to shut mines and layoffs across companies, including in Pennsylvania. But the energy crisis of 2021 and 2022 has helped get the industry back on its feet.
Biden’s Reckless Comments on Coal Ignore Perilous State of the Economy and the Electric Grid
November 5, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rich Nolan, President & CEO, National Mining Association (NMA), issued the following comment on President Joe Biden’s Friday speech, in which he said his administration will “be shutting (coal) plants down all across America.”
Pennsylvania Coal Companies Showcase Employee Safety Records and Mine Reclamation Enhancements
October 14, 2022
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) has recognized the efforts of its member companies who prioritize the safety of its employees and the commitment to reclaiming coal mine sites throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
POWER PA JOBS ALLIANCE: PA COURT ENJOINS THE $800 MILLION RGGI ELECTRICITY TAX
July 8, 2022
HARRISBURG – Today, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania enjoined Governor Tom Wolf from implementing and enforcing the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) carbon tax regulation. This is a significant win for Pennsylvania families and employers, and paves the way for the courts to reject this unconstitutional and illegal regulatory tax that was targeting both Pennsylvania’s own energy resources and consumers pocketbooks.
A carbon tax is a significant public policy proposal and should be debated through proper legislative procedure. Tell your lawmakers to support Senate Bill 119 (SB119) and House Bill 637 (HB637) requiring legislative approval before Pennsylvania is allowed to unilaterally impose a carbon tax that would impose a significant cost on Pennsylvania consumers and businesses.
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