Clean Coal Technology Is Working in W.Va.
Speaking as a CEO of a major coal-fired power plant and a coal mining company, I am compelled to start with the devastation of the coal industry, particularly in West Virginia but throughout all coal country. This devastation has been caused by excessive and politicized Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Years of EPA regulatory interference stalled the normal replacement of our aging power plants. The clean coal Longview Power plant was built during a brief window of opportunity before the Clean Power Plan created a regulatory environment that has made construction of new coal-fired power plants impossible.
US coal industry ready to say goodbye to Obama
The U.S. coal industry is preparing to say goodbye to one of its greatest enemies. "His legacy will show that he is the greatest destroyer that the United States of America ever had," Murray Energy Corp. CEO Robert Murray said of President Barack Obama as he is now days away from leaving the office.
Supercritical Coal Plants May Move to Front Burner During Trump’s Reign
When it comes to energy policy, President-elect Trump has said that his administration would pursue more lax drilling policies that not only make it easier to explore for natural gas but also coal. To that end, the coal must still have a place to go. And with the world using less of it, what kind of future does it have?
Longview Power and Mepco Donate $50,000 to Bobtown Sewage Treatment Plant
Longview Power Press Release
Longview Power and its affiliated coal-supplier Mepco, LLC, announced today that in an effort to restore the environmental integrity of Dunkard Creek, Mepco has partnered with the Dunkard-Bobtown Municipal Authority and donated $25,000 this year with a commitment to donate again in 2017 to assist Bobtown in the maintenance of their sewage treatment plant.
In wake of Trump victory, power CEO says take another look at coal
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Jeffery Keffer, president and CEO of Longview Power LLC, is hoping that under a Donald Trump presidency, his West Virginia power plant can serve as a blueprint for new coal generation. "I see a lot of smiling faces around here these days," Keffer told S&P Global Market Intelligence. "I think people are really very happy about the fact they were able to take a position and they were able to follow through on it, and now they're very interested in seeing what the future brings versus just a week or so ago when there was major concern about what the future may bring. There's a lot of hope here in coal country."