Presentations to the Committee
The committee received the following presentations at public committee meetings and mine tours, held during January-November, 2006:
Mike Adamczyk, Joy Mining Machinery—Coal Mining Equipment Trends and Future Equipment Supply Issues.
Carl O. Bauer, DOE-National Energy Technology Laboratory—DOE’s Coal Technology Development Mission and Expectations for NRC Coal Study.
Peter J. Bethell, Arch Coal, Inc.—Coal Preparation, Current Status and the Way Ahead.
Perry Bissell, John T. Boyd Co.—U.S. Coal Markets through 2020: CoalVision™ 2006
Paul P. Bollinger, Jr., U.S. Air Force, Office for Installations, Environment and Logistics—Meeting the Mission for Domestic Alternative Fuels.
Richard Bonskowski, DOE-Energy Information Administration—The Demonstrated Reserve Base of Coal−Status and History.
Joe Cerenzia, CONSOL Energy, Inc.—CONSOL Mine 84.
Gregory E. Conrad, Interstate Mining Compact Commission—State Perspective on Coal Research and Development Needs in the Area of Environmental Protection.
John Craynon, DOI-Office of Surface Mining—An Overview of the Office of Surface Mining and OSM’s Perspective on the Coal Research, Technology and Resource Assessments to Inform Energy Policy Study.
Rob Donovan, U.S. Energy Association—Global Coal Usage and Reserves.
Tom Dower, Senator Specter’s Office—Study Background and Congressional Expectations.
Nick Fedorko, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey—A Report on the State of Knowledge of Coal Resources and Reserves in West Virginia.
Ari Geertsema, University of Kentucky—Coal to Liquid Fuels in the U.S.: Research and Technology.
Steve Gigliotti, DOL-Mine Safety and Health Administration—Overview of Technical Support: U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration.
R. Güner Gürtunca, DHHS-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health—Coal Mine Safety and Health Research at Pittsburgh Laboratory of NIOSH.
David Hawkins, Natural Resources Defense Council—Speeding CCS Deployment.
Peter Holman, Caterpillar Global Mining—Global/USA Energy.
Connie Holmes, National Mining Association—Perspective of the National Mining Association.
Mike Hood, CRC Mining—Technologies That Will Be Needed for Mining in 2025 and The CRCMining Academic-Industry Research Model.
James R. Katzer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Advanced Coal-Based Power Generation Technology.
Larry Kellerman, Goldman Sachs & Co—Overcoming the Not-So-Hidden Barriers to the Expansion of Coal Generation.
Julianne M. Klara, DOE-National Energy Technology Laboratory—Benefits of Clean Coal R&D Program.
Mo Klefeker, Black Hills Corporation—Energy for the West: Wire Versus Rail Decisions.
Jeffrey L. Kohler, DHHS-National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health—NIOSH’s Mission and Expectations for the NRC Coal Study.
John Langton, DOL-Mine Safety and Health Administration—Overview of Coal Mine Safety and Health.
John A. Lewis, DOI-Bureau of Land Management—National Science Academy Presentation by the Bureau of Land Management.
Alexander Livnat, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—EPA’s Role in Regulation and R&D of Coal-Related Activities.
James Luppens, U.S. Geological Survey—Overview of Coal Research Activities at the U.S. Geological Survey.
Gerald H. Luttrell, Virginia Tech,—Status and Needs of the Coal Preparation Industry.
John Moran, Jones Walker, Waterways Council, Inc.—The National Public Policy Organization Advocating a Modern and Well-Maintained System of Ports and Inland Waterways.
M. Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University—Security and Reliability of the Electric Power Transmission and Distribution System.
Mike Mosser, DOE-National Energy Technology Laboratory—Mining Industry of the Future.
John Novak, Electric Power Research Institute—Coal RD&D Insights from CoalFleet for Tomorrow®.
Karen Obenshain, Edison Electric Institute—Coal Rail Transportation: The Electric Power Industry’s View.
Bruce Peterson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory—Forecasting the Transportation Environment for Coal.
Brenda S. Pierce, U.S. Geological Survey—The USGS Energy Resources Program: An Overview.
Jacek Podkanski, International Energy Agency—Perspective of the International Energy Agency.
Craig Rockey, American Association of Railroads—Railroads and Coal.
Timothy Rohrbacher, U.S. Geological Survey—Resource and Reserve: USGS Coal Resource and Reserve Assessments.
Scott Sitzer, DOE-Energy Information Administration—Coal Activities of the Energy Information Administration.
Neil Stiber, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—EPA’s Role in Regulation and R&D of Coal-Related Activities.
Eugene Trisko, United Mine Workers of America—UMWA Perspectives on Energy from Coal.
Joe Vacarri, Rio Tinto Energy America—RTEA-Cordero Rojo Mine.
Ted Venners, KFx, Inc.—Overview of KFx K-Fuel Coal Processing.
Kimery Vories, DOI-Office of Surface Mining—Environmental Issues with the Potential to Impact Coal Production over the Next 25 Years.
Franz Wuerfmannsdobler, Senator Byrd’s Office—Study Background and Congressional Expectations.
Ben Yamagata, Coal Utilization Research Council—CURC Perspective on Coal Research, Technology, and Resource Assessments to Inform Energy Policy Study.