ACCCE Welcomes MIT Conclusions on Advancing Clean Coal
Monday, Jun 22, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va./PRNewswire/ — In response to today’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology report on coal and climate change, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Senior Vice President of Communications Joe Lucas released the following statement:


“While we have not had an opportunity to examine the specific findings of the MIT study being released today, we strongly concur with the report’s conclusion that advanced, clean coal technologies for carbon capture and storage are among the best ways for America–and nations around the world–to address climate change concerns and provide affordable, reliable electricity.

“The new MIT study’s conclusion amplifies the core policy recommendation contained in MIT’s 2007 ‘The Future of Coal’ study. The imperative of moving ahead as rapidly as possible to commercially deploy carbon capture and storage technologies as a common sense, cost-effective means of ultimately reducing atmospheric concentrations of CO2 has also been embraced by other leading researchers, labor organizations, businesses, and policy makers, as well as by several leading environmental advocacy organizations.

“ACCCE is working diligently to ensure that the climate legislation being debated on Capitol Hill includes the necessary incentives and public-private sector partnership needed to accelerate the widespread commercial deployment of these technologies. Today’s MIT report should be further encouragement for policymakers in Washington D.C. and in the states that advanced carbon capture and storage technologies must be a central element of our nation’s climate change and energy policies.”


The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership of companies involved in producing electricity from coal. Because coal is America’s most energy resource, ACCCE supports policies that balance coal’s vital role in meeting our country’s growing need for affordable and reliable electricity with the need to protect the environment. ACCCE also advocates for the development and deployment of advanced clean coal technologies that will produce electricity with near-zero emissions. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA. For more information, visit or
Source: PR Newswire

Find out more about North American Oil and Gas from NewsBase