Energy Policy

Lawmakers, analysts debate the changing dynamics of coal markets in the U.S.

As the United States' most abundant source of energy, what role will coal play as the United States moves toward a clean energy future? Is coal still a stable investment for utilities? Can clean coal and coal-to-liquids save the industry? During E&ETV's Special Report, "Debating the Future of Coal," lawmakers and analysts discuss the shifting economics of coal. Interviewed experts include Steve Miller of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity; Bill McCollum of the Tennessee Valley Authority; Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.); Reps. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii), Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Joe Barton (R-Texas); Jeff Holmstead of Bracewell & Giuliani; David Hawkins of the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Christine Tezak of Robert W. Baird & Co.