|Frequently Asked Questions|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the American Coal Council (ACC)?
The American Coal Council (ACC) is dedicated to advancing the development and utilization of American coal as an economic, abundant/secure, and environmentally sound energy fuel source. The ACC is an alliance of coal, utility, transportation, energy traders, terminal and coal support services companies, advocating a non-adversarial, partnering approach to business.
The ACC facilitates the lawful exchange of ideas and information regarding the utility-coal industry. It serves as an essential resource for companies that mine, sell, trade, transport or consume American coal. The ACC also serves as a resource for those wishing to expand or enhance business relationships in American and international coal markets.
Who can Join the ACC?
Membership in the ACC is open to all coal suppliers, coal consumers, transportation companies, ports/terminals, energy traders and suppliers/service providers with an interest in the American coal business.
How often does the ACC membership meet?
The ACC hosts two membership meetings each year - a Spring Coal Forum (March) and the Coal Market Strategies Conference (August).
TheSpring Coal Forum features industry speakers on topics of importance to American coal suppliers and consumers. The event features senior level industry speakers, as well as consultant, government and academic representatives offering a broad-based perspective on critical issues, energy policy, developing technology, and domestic and export markets.
Each October, the ACC sponsors the Coal Market Strategies (CMS) Conference. This event is the premier forum for strategic issues impacting the utility-coal industry. The conference program examines critical market-place and public policy issues, as well as topics of unique concern to eastern and western U.S. markets.
What is the ACC's Mission Statement?
American Coal Council (ACC) provides relevant educational programs, market intelligence, advocacy support and peer-to-peer networking forums to advance members’ commercial and professional development interests.
ACC represents the collective interests of the American coal industry ~ from the hole-in-the-ground to the plug-in-the-wall ~ in advocating for coal as an economic, abundant and environmentally sound fuel source.
ACC serves as an essential resource for industry, policy makers and public interest groups. The Association supports activities and objectives that advance coal supply, consumption, transportation and trading.
What is the ACC's Business Agenda?
The American Coal Council's (ACC) programs and activities support an evolving business agenda that currently focuses on the following mandates.
Business & Issues Management