America's Power (ACCCE)

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Washington DC, United States

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is actively lobbying in opposition to any US action on climate change. ACCCE has actively promoted climate change denial in a 2014 report, in blog posts and through CEO messaging and appears unsupportive of any government regulation to respond to climate change. ACCCE has criticized the emissions reductions efforts of the Clean Power Plan as “trivial” and has labelled the Paris Climate Agreement “an exercise in futility”. Since November 2016, ACCCE has been vocal in calling on President Trump to roll back on US climate regulation. In 2018 ACCCE lobbied the EPA to Opposing GHG emissions standards repeal the Clean Power Plan “in its entirety”. ACCCE has taken legal action against the US Clean Power Plan, winning a 2016 Supreme Court decision to delay the plan's implementation, and in 2014-17 consultation responses opposed the Clean Power Plan as illegal, economically harmful and “part of a foolish strategy” to phase out fossil fuels. They have since supported the significantly weaker Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule to replace Clean Power Plan and in July 2019, ACCCE asked to defend the repeal of the Clean Power Plan in an upcoming law-suit. Furthermore in 2019, they have called for the adoption of a weaker New Source Performance Standards, which will facilitate the generation of new coal-fuelled power plants. ACCCE has lobbied against the introduction of subsidies for nuclear energy on the grounds it disadvantages the coal industry and have urged the government to prevent any further retirement of coal-fuelled plants. ACCCE strongly opposes a low-carbon energy transition and has promoted a long-term role for coal in the US energy mix through advertising campaigns and a 'Coal Facts' mini-website. ACCCE has supported Trump’s America First Energy Plan which includes: withdrawing from the Paris Agreement; approving permits for the Keystone XL and other pipeline projects; and expanding on and offshore drilling.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency -2 -2 NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance -2 -1 NA -2 NS -2 NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation -1 -1 NA -2 NS -1 NA NA
UN Treaty Support NS -2 NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax NS -1 NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading -1 -1 NA -2 -1 -1 NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS -2 NA -2 NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 -1 NA -2 -1 NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -2 -2 NA -2 -2 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -1 -1 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS