Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones has been invited and confirmed to serve a two-year appointment with the National Coal Council, which advises the U.S. Department of Energy. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette approved IP Jones’ appointment Sept. 22.
“[International President Jones’] expertise is needed and valued in fulfillment of our objective to provide DOE and the Secretary with guidance on coal policies, technologies and markets,” Janet Gellici, CEO of the National Coal Council said in a letter confirming the appointment.
The National Coal Council is a federal advisory committee that provides ongoing advice and guidance on general policy matters relating to coal through studies requested by the Secretary of Energy. The NCC was established in 1984 and has accumulated a wealth of information on coal production, utility and industrial coal consumption, coal transportation, coal technology development and deployment, and energy policy.
“Our union has a long history of being at the forefront of innovation, staying proactively well informed and actively participating in developments and solutions related to our work within the fossil fuel industry,” said IP Jones. “I look forward to serving the NCC in this capacity and representing Boilermakers’ role in ensuring that facts and science prevail in energy policy discussions as they relate to the future of coal.”
More information on the NCC, as well as the latest NCC studies, can be found at nationalcoalcouncil.org.