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Industrial Info Resources

August 18, 2011 06:30 ET

Coal-Gen 2011: Coal-Fired Generators Prepare for a Fight, an Industrial Info News Alert

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - Written by Brock Ramey, North American Power Research Manager for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As Coal-Gen 2011 opened its doors yesterday in Columbus, Ohio, one important message was stated repeatedly by the conference's keynote speakers: No matter what happens, the coal generation fleet is here to stay. Keynote speakers included executives from American Electric Power Company Incorporated (NYSE:AEP) (AEP) (Columbus), Peabody Energy Incorporated (NYSE:BTU) (St. Louis, Missouri) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) (Knoxville, Tennessee).

AEP CEO Michael G. Morris more or less summed up the feeling of the speakers and the audience in the form of a question: Does the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the current administration have any idea what they are doing?

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