Lignite Energy Council

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The Lignite Energy Council (LEC) is a pro-coal lobbying group. On its website the group describes its role as being "to maintain a viable lignite coal industry and enhance development of the region's lignite coal resources for use in generating electricity, synthetic natural gas and valuable byproducts."[1]

Membership

The council does not list its members but states on its website that they "include mining companies, major users that use lignite to generate electricity, synthetic natural gas and other valuable byproducts, and businesses that provide goods and services to the lignite industry."[1]

However, on its website it lists lignite mines, power stations that use it and a synfuels plant as being[2]:

Role in Partners for Affordable Energy

The LEC and its staff play a significant role in another pro-coal lobby group, the Partners for Affordable Energy. Steve Van Dyke is both the Communications Director at Lignite Energy Council[3] and the Director of Communications for Partners for Affordable Energy[4] Further, the domain name for the Partners for Affordable Energy website lists the mail address for the group as being "1016 E. Owens Avenue Bismarck, ND 58502 US"[5] -- the same address as for the LEC.[6], a coal industry lobby group.

Personnel

On its website LEC lists on its website the biographical profiles of the staff at the Bismarck office who work with "the Lignite Energy Council, Lignite Vision 21 Program and Partners for Affordable Energy". As of February 2009, the staff listed were[7]

Lignite Energy Council Staff

Lignite Vision 21 Program

Partners for Affordable Energy

Contact Details

1016 E. Owens Avenue,
PO Box 2277,
Bismarck, ND 58502
Phone: (701) 258-7117 or 1-800-932-7117
Fax: (701) 258-2755
Website: http://www.lignite-energy-council.org/

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lignite Energy Council, "Lignite Energy Council", Lignite Energy Council website, accessed February 2009.
  2. "Mines and Power Plants", Lignite Energy Council website, accessed February 2009.
  3. "Steve Van Dyke: Communications Director at Lignite Energy Council", LinkedIn, accessed February 2009.
  4. Partners for Affordable Energy"About Us: What is Partners for Affordable Energy?", Partners for Affordable Energy website, accessed February 2009.
  5. "powerofcoal.com", Joker.com, accessed February 2009.
  6. Lignite Energy Council, "Lignite Energy Council", Lignite Energy Council website, accessed February 2009.
  7. Lignite Energy Council, "Staff", Lignite Energy Council website, accessed February 2009.

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