Article Showcases Environmental Benefits of Coal Refuse Industry

An article published on July 26, 2017 by Bloomberg BNA showcases our industry in an extremely positive light. It contains quotes from a number of watershed groups and environmental regulators that praise our industrial performance as both energy generators and environmental remediators. Click here to read the full article.

What is ARIPPA?
Organized in 1989, the Anthracite Region Independent Power Producers Association (ARIPPA) is a non-profit trade association comprised of independent electric power producers, environmental remediators, and service providers located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that use coal refuse as a primary fuel to generate electricity. Utilizing circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology to convert both anthracite and bituminous coal refuse into electricity, ARIPPA plants also provide unique multimedia environmental benefits by combining the production of energy with the removal of coal refuse piles and reclamation of the land for productive purposes.

Benefits of Our Industry

In October 2016, ARIPPA released a report prepared by Econsult Solutions, a Philadelphia-based economic consulting firm, that analyzed the economic and environmental benefits of the 14 plants comprising the Pennsylvania coal refuse to energy industry. Click here for a summary of the benefits or visit the Coal Refuse to Energy Industry tab to review the full report.

Concern for the Survival of Our Industry

PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference 06/22/17
George Ellis, ARIPPA

 

Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources Hearing on OSMRE's AML Program 06/07/17
Video & Testimony

 

Subcommittee on Energy & Mineral Resources Hearing on the RECLAIM Act 04/05/17
Robert Hughes, EPCAMR

 

Joint Legislative Conservation Committee Environmental Issues Forum 03/20/17
Video
Summary
Photos

 

Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing for the PA Department of Revenue 03/06/17
PA Senator Dave Argall
PA Senator Scott Hutchinson

 

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Hearing 10/11/16
ARIPPA
Ethan Connor-Ross, Director of Econsult Solutions Inc.
George Ellis, Executive Director
Gary Anderson, President