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America's Power
11/30/2016 at 20:30. Facebook
Alternative energy sources like wind and solar are intermittent sources of power. That’s why we need the reliability of coal-based electricity to keep the lights on. America’s recoverable coal reserves exceed that of any other country. In fact, the U.S. has enough coal reserves to power us for the next 280 years. Learn more: AmericasPower.org
While it may seem like your electricity just appears at the flip of a switch, it actually takes hundreds of thousands of hardworking Americans mining and transporting coal and generating power to make it possible. These individuals rely on their jobs—just like you rely on the light and warmth their hard work provides. Learn more at AmericasPower.org
Providing our small businesses with a reliable supply of affordable electricity is key to maintaining existing jobs and creating millions of new ones. As our most reliable fuel source, coal helps keep America open for business.
When the cost of electricity rises, some families have to choose between paying their electric bill and feeding their families. After all, compared to other basic family necessities, increases in electricity costs have the greatest effect on lower-income families. That’s why it’s the perfect time of year to be thankful for coal-based electricity. It keeps prices more affordable so that...
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Coal is one of America’s most abundant and reliable fuel sources. It keeps electricity prices reasonable and affordable, so that hard-working families can keep the lights on and put hot food on the table, every single day.
Over 500 million tons of coal is mined every year in the U.S. and it takes thousands of hardworking Americans to make this possible. These individuals rely on their jobs—just like you rely on the light and warmth their hard work provides.
Coal-based electricity means greater access to affordable electricity for millions of families across the U.S. In fact, fifteen states generating on average, nearly 70% of their electricity from coal, pay 13% less than the national average.
The benefits of coal-based electricity go well beyond lower electric bills. The industry provides more than 700,000 jobs. It bolsters our economy. And the industry’s innovative technology is being used more cleanly and efficiently than ever before. Coal-based electricity isn’t an obstacle to our energy challenges. It’s a critical solution.
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The U.S. currently uses about 917 million tons of coal per year. At this rate, America’s 260 billion tons of coal reserves would last 280 years. This abundant and affordable resource is one of many reasons that coal-based electricity is such an important part of our energy solutions now—and for the future. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Americans have disagreed on many things about the 2016 presidential election. We all want to be heard, and we all want to make a difference on issues we care about. So no matter what you’re standing up for, the most important thing is to get out and vote. After all, you could have the strongest voice out there. But if you don’t vote—no one will hear it.
Hey, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with voting on Election Day. But if you can go ahead and get it done early, why not? Take a minute to find out if you can take advantage of early voting. It’s just one more way you can make sure your voice is heard on all the issues that matter to you—from affordable electricity to U.S. jobs and a strong economy. [ Bit.ly Link ]
The 2016 presidential election is less than one week away. So make sure you know where your candidate stands on affordable power. These issues are going to affect the future of our country long after the votes have been tallied. That’s why it’s so important to understand what’s at stake. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Today is the last day of Energy Awareness Month. So celebrate by sharing one fact about coal-based electricity with someone you know. Your voice is one of the most powerful ways to set the record straight. Because when people don’t have the facts, they spread a lot of misconceptions that can ultimately impact U.S. jobs and families—and that’s pretty frightening. [ Bit.ly Link ]
This Halloween, the real monster is EPA’s costly Power Plan. By threatening to shutter affordable, coal-based electricity, it’s a horror story for family budgets and will haunt Americans with higher electricity bills for years to come. If courts want to protect people from this frightening outcome, they must say “no” and bury this regulation. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
October is Energy Awareness month. And that makes it the perfect time to clear up some of the misconceptions about the coal-based industry. Your voice is one of the most powerful ways to make sure people have the right information and understand the undeniable value that the coal-based industry provides.
As the November elections approach, there are a lot of critical issues that need to be addressed. So it’s great to see so many people who are willing to speak out for the reliability and affordability of coal-based electricity. We need everyone to understand just how crucial it is to our energy challenges—and why taking chances with alternate energy sources just isn’t worth the risk. [ Bit.ly...
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October is Energy Awareness Month, and it’s great to see so many people speak out for affordable power. Fact is, the coal-based electricity industry does a lot more than keep prices low. It also supports more than 700,000 jobs across the U.S. Thousands of families count on this industry for their livelihoods. That’s why it’s so important to speak up, stand strong for coal power and make sure...
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As the November elections approach, there are a lot of critical issues that need to be addressed. And we need to make sure affordable power is a part of the discussion. So take a minute to find out where all of the candidates stand on this important issue—not just for the presidential election, but at the state and local levels, too. We need all legislators to understand the importance of the...
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There’s only one more presidential debate and Election Day is less than a month away. Now, more than ever, voters must ask tough energy policy questions. Our final two “Powering the Debate” forums will give Americans this chance. What would you ask our panel? Better yet, what would you like to hear from candidates? RSVP for free if an event is near you, leave a comment or follow the hashtag...
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