2015 Plenary Speakers

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek
Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory
"Backbone of the Energy Future"


Mr. Richard A. (Dick) Winschel
Director, Research & Development, CONSOL Energy Inc.
"U.S. Coal – An Industry in Transition"


Mr. Vann Bush
Managing Director, Energy Supply and Conversion, Gas Technology Institute
"Finding Coal’s Future"


Mr. Norman Kettenbauer
Vice President - Engineering & Contracting
Longview Power, LLC.
"Longview Power - Reliable, Economic, Clean Coal"



Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dr. Lesley Sloss
Principal Environmental Consultant - IEA CCC, UNITED KINGDOM
Lead - Coal Partnership area at UN Environment Programme
Advisory Board – Center for International Energy Policy, Scotland
Coal - It's Future in an Increasingly Legislated Environment


Prof. Frans Waanders
Professor and Director
School of Chemical and Minerals Engineering
North West University, SOUTH AFRICA
"Coal Utilization in an Uncertain Economic World"


Prof. Farid A. Malik
Professor, Forman Christian College (American University), PAKISTAN
"Use of Coal in the Energy Mix of Pakistan"


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Prof. James Van Nostrand
Director, Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, West Virginia University College of Law
"Response of the Coal Industry to the EPA's Clean Power Plan: Litigate, Legislate, Retaliate, or Innovate?"


Mr. John Pippy
CEO, Pennsylvania Coal Alliance
"The State of the PA Coal Industry Under Federal Regulations"


Dr. Daman S. Walia
President/CEO, ARCTECH Inc.
"Coal Biotechnology: a Creative Approach for Carbon Reduction, Environmental Footprint, While Moving Coal Up the Value Chain"