SOLID WASTE ACTIVITIES GROUP (USWAG)
COAL COMBUSTION PRODUCTS PARTNERSHIP (C2P2)
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.
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
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
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
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.
COMPANY PARTICIPATION IN C2P2
The following companies have committed to support C2P2:
American Electric Power Company
Constellation Energy Group
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
LG&E Energy Corporation
Montana-Dakota Utilities Company
Public Service Company of New Hampshire
Public Service Enterprise Group
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tri-State Generation & Transmission
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
For more information, contact:
Utility Solid Waste Activities Group
701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON C2P2:
Solid Waste Activities Group | 701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
| Third Floor | Washington, D.C. 20004-2696
202-508-5645 | firstname.lastname@example.org