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USWAG is participating in an exciting new initiative with the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase the utilization of coal combustion products (CCPs) and thereby reduce CO2 emissions to support President Bush’s approach to addressing greenhouse gases. We welcome your participation in this effort.


During recent months, the power generation industry has been developing a program to support President Bush’s approach to climate change and his Business Challenge.

Power Partners
SM is a joint government-industry initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Coal Combustion Products Partnership is one of the Power Partners initiatives.

USWAG is working in partnership with ACAA and the EPA to establish a series of coordinated efforts aimed at diverting coal combustion products (CCPs) from land disposal and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by increasing beneficial use of CCPs. This project, the Coal Combustion Products Partnership, includes pilot program components targeting generators, manufacturers, and users of CCPs or products containing CCPs. USWAG's role in the Coal Combustion Products Partnership was recognized by EPA in its 2002 WasteWise ceremony.

Photo of Matt Hale, Deputy Director of the EPA Office of Solid Waste, presenting the WasteWise award to Jim Roewer, USWAG

Photo of Jim Roewer, USWAG, Linda Fisher, EPA Deputy Administrator, and Dave Goss, ACAA, at the WasteWise Ceremony

Utilization of CCPs provides numerous environmental and economic benefits to the United States. Positive environmental effects include (1) reduced volume of solid waste going to landfills, (2) reduced use of natural resources, and (3) reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions from the decreased use of natural resources and the production of cement and other materials. The use of fly ash to replace Portland cement in concrete has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 10 – 14 million tons annually, thus supporting sustainable growth. Other beneficial uses of CCPs hold the potential for additional CO2 emission reductions.


The Coal Combustion Products Partnership (C2P2 ) will involve two main areas of activity: (1) a Challenge Program directed at potential users of CCPs, informing them of the attributes and beneficial uses of CCPs and encouraging them to increase the application of CCPs in their agencies’, firms’ or organizations’ endeavors; and (2) Barrier-Breaking Activities, designed to better understand obstacles to beneficial uses of CCPs and to identify both government and private initiatives to address those obstacles. Both of these activities will support the goal of increased CCP utilization, and resultant reduction of CO2 emissions.

USWAG will be the key representative of utilities, and ACAA will be the key representative of CCP marketers. The EPA Office of Solid Waste, Municipal Waste Reduction and Industrial and Extractive Waste Branches will also play key roles in the CCP Challenge Program and Barrier-Breaking elements, respectively. Individual companies will be encouraged to participate in the educational and measurement activities of the project. Other stakeholders, including government agencies such as the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, and state regulatory agencies, will also be encouraged to participate.


The following companies have committed to support C2P2:

Alliant Energy
Ameren Corporation
American Electric Power Company
Constellation Energy Group
Consumers Energy
Duke Energy
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
LG&E Energy Corporation
Mirant Corporation
Montana-Dakota Utilities Company
Progress Energy
Public Service Company of New Hampshire
Public Service Enterprise Group
Reliant Energy
Southern Company
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tri-State Generation & Transmission
Xcel Energy

If your company would like to participate in C2P2, please return the C2P2 Interest Form with a check in the amount of $5,000 as indicated.


For more information, contact:

Jim Roewer
Executive Director
Utility Solid Waste Activities Group
701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004




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