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Industry Luminary, Steve Goreham, to Keynote Penton's 2016 Coal Prep International Conference and Trade Show in April
Independent Scholar, Author, Researcher and Energy and Environmental Futurist to Discuss Energy, Climate Change and Public Policy

STAMFORD, Conn., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Coal Prep International Conference and Trade Show (Coal Prep), the only event in the United States dedicated to coal preparation and processing, announces that independent scholar, author, researcher and energy and environmental futurist, Steve Goreham, MSEE/MBA, will deliver the keynote address.  The event is scheduled April 25-27, 2016 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Goreham's presentation will discuss Energy, Climate Change and Public Policy and is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m.  Goreham will discuss how the world is overwhelmed with false ideas about energy.  Fear that energy use causes rising global pollution, climate destruction, and resource depletion forms the basis for many state and national energy policies. A review of scientific data and economic trends shows that these fears are unfounded. Energy misconceptions provide ammunition for the current war on hydrocarbons and reasons for the misguided push for renewable alternatives. The resulting green energy policies are producing bizarre results in Europe and around the world. The good news is that an upheaval is coming in energy and climate regulations and industry can help accelerate this upheaval.

Goreham said, "A majority of today's members of the United States Congress do not agree with the theory that humans are causing dangerous global warming, but most universities will not even allow the causes of global warming to be publicly debated.  It's time for industry to push back against misguided environmental ideology."

Coal Prep's Technical Program Committee ensures that operators will receive the most comprehensive educational program on coal preparation. Hunter Davis, President, of the Coal Preparation Society of America (CPSA) remarked, "In my now 41 years in the coal industry, I believe this is the weakest coal market I have seen. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported this week that nearly 18 gigawatts of electric generation capacity was retired in 2015, of that 18 gigawatts, 80 percent was from conventional steam coal.  So it is quite clear, some producers will not survive. The producers that survive will be the producers that have the best reserves and best employees. These conditions make working smart a requirement, and CPSA's main reason for being is to educate its members. Coal Prep 2016 is a major part of our mission to advance the knowledge of coal preparation."

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Coal Prep is the ONLY annual trade show and conference in the U.S. dedicated to coal preparation and processing. Industry professionals come from all over the world to share the latest ideas and most effective techniques on coal preparation and processing plant technologies. These professionals come to purchase and preview the latest equipment and services in order to increase plant productivity and reduce costs. Coal Prep will celebrate its 33rd annual event this year.

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