ARIPPA Releases Report on Coal Refuse Reclamation Industry

In June 2019, ARIPPA released an updated report prepared by Econsult Solutions, a Philadelphia-based economic consulting firm, analyzing the economic and environmental benefits of Pennsylvania’s coal refuse reclamation to energy industry. According to the report, the industry contributes $615 million per year to the Pennsylvania economy, supports at least 3,000 jobs, and provides $37 million in annual environmental and public benefits on top of the up to $267 million in annual avoided costs to the Commonwealth from the remediation performed by the industry. Click the link to view the full report or a summary of the findings.

What is ARIPPA?
Organized in 1989, the Appalachian 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, Virginia, and West Virginia that use coal refuse as a primary fuel to generate electricity. Utilizing circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler 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.

Thanks to the support and involvement of our members throughout the years, ARIPPA is proud to celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2024! This organization has endured many changes and challenges over the years but remains strong and committed to serving its members. We look forward to continuing our efforts to enhance the coal refuse to energy industry for years to come.

Benefits of Our Industry

Concern for the Survival of Our Industry

PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference 10/28/20
Jaret Gibbons, ARIPPA


PA Joint Legislative Conservation Committee Report June 2020
The Coal Refuse Reclamation to Energy Industry and Carbon Trading Markets

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Rep. Neal Goodman Letter 05/27/20

PA Joint Legislative Conservation Committee Hearing on the Status of the Coal Refuse Reclamation to Energy Industry 02/03/20
ARIPPA Written Testimony
ARIPPA PowerPoint Presentation

PA Governor Letter Supporting a Federal Coal Refuse Tax Credit 08/12/19

PA Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure and Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committees Joint Hearing on AEPS Act 05/01/19
Jaret Gibbons, ARIPPA - Written Testimony

PA Joint Legislative Conservation Committee Public Roundtable 10/04/18
Jaret Gibbons, ARIPPA

PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference 06/21/18
Jaret Gibbons, ARIPPA

U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment Hearing on the SENSE Act 09/13/17
ARIPPA Written Testimony
ARIPPA Oral Testimony

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

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

PA Joint Legislative Conservation Committee Environmental Issues Forum 03/20/17

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

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