ACCCE Launches New Advertising in Support of President-Elect Obama’s Commitment to Clean Coal

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the American Coalition for
Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) launched a new phase in its ongoing advertising
campaign by supporting President-Elect Barack Obama’s call to invest in
America’s energy future — including investments in clean coal.

The new television advertisement uses Mr. Obama’s own words to punctuate
the fact that investing in clean coal technologies promotes energy
independence, creates jobs, and ensures sustained environmental progress —
including the ability to capture and store CO2 in response to climate change
concerns. The footage used in the ad. comes from a campaign rally in Lebanon,
Virginia held during October 2008.

Throughout the election campaign and since, the President-Elect has called
for increased federal funding to ensure that coal mined right here at home
remains a strategic energy option for America, even as we also pursue
strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the energy sector. Mr. Obama
has stressed the need to invest in all available domestic energy resources,
including wind, solar, biomass, and clean coal — an approach that ACCCE fully
supports.

“The President-Elect’s strong leadership on this issue deserves our
support,” said Joe Lucas, Senior Vice President of Communications for ACCCE.
“We look forward to working with the new President, his administration, and
the new Congress in promoting policies that advance energy security, create
jobs, keep energy costs affordable for American families and businesses, and
ensure continued environmental progress — including meeting the challenge of
reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Accomplishing all of these things
simultaneously will require the joint efforts of the government, industry, and
the American people. However, we agree with our new President that Americans
have faced much tougher challenges and have always risen to the occasion,”
said Lucas.

Federal and state policy makers can move forward knowing that the American
people believe investments in new clean coal technologies are wise policy
choices. A national poll commissioned by ACCCE in October shows that 72
percent of opinion leaders support the use of coal for generating electricity
and 69 percent agree with the notion that coal is a fuel for America’s future.

To view ACCCE’s new television advertisement, go to
http://www.americaspower.org.

About ACCCE

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 abundant energy resource, ACCCE supports
energy 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
http://www.cleancoalusa.org or http://www.americaspower.org.

[Via http://www.prnewswire.com]

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