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									                            EUCi presents a Course on:

                            Coal TransporTaTion
                            NavigatiNg tHe issues
                            January 25 – 26, 2010         •   Loews Royal Pacific Hotel   •   Orlando, FL




     Dinner Workshop
     Coal and
     ClimaTE ChangE
     lEgislaTion
     monday, January 25, 2010



     gold sponsor




     Break sponsor




                     euCi is authorized by iaCet to
                     offer up to 1.0 Ceus for attending
                     this conference and 0.3 Ceus for
                     the dinner workshop.


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Coal TransporTaTion
NavigatiNg tHe issues
January 25 – 26, 2010


  OveRvieW                                                                                         iaCet

  the coal transportation industry is facing one of the most challenging financial and political                    euCi has
  environments since the great Depression. this rapidly evolving scenario is creating both                          been
  challenges and opportunities for the industry.                                                                    approved
                                                                                                                    as an
  With demand for energy slowing down amid a prolonged recession, coal could face                  authorized Provider
  a tight market. that, coupled with concerns about climate change legislation and the             by the international
  imposition of carbon tax along with renewable energy mandates, could further hamper              association for
  coal’s attractiveness in the marketplace.                                                        Continuing education
                                                                                                   and training (iaCet),
  Moreover, anticipated changes in federal regulation that govern rail transportation could        1760 Old Meadow Road,
  mean a paradigm shift in the way coal is shipped and received across the nation.                 suite 500, McLean, va
                                                                                                   22102. in obtaining
  this conference will address some of the challenges associated with coal transportation.         this approval, euCi has
  experts from the utility and railroad companies, legal and consulting firms, and governmental    demonstrated that it
  agencies will discuss and deliberate on some of the critical issues such as:                     complies with the aNsi/
                                                                                                   iaCet standards which
  • Federal legislation to reform the surface transportation Board (stB) and remove                are widely recognized
    railroad exemptions from the nation’s anti-trust laws                                          as standards of good
  • Coal demand projections                                                                        practice internationally.
  • Regulatory issues
  • Railroad capacity issues                                                                       as a result of their
  • Public funding/private capital debate                                                          authorized Provider
  • Coal purchase from a buyer’s perspective                                                       membership status,
  • Coal and climate legislation                                                                   euCi is authorized to
                                                                                                   offer iaCet Ceus for its
                                                                                                   programs that qualify
  LeaRNiNg OutCOMes                                                                                under the aNsi/iaCet
                                                                                                   standards.
  • Discuss federal legislation to reform the surface transportation Board and remove
    railroad exemptions from the nation’s anti-trust laws                                          euCi is authorized by
  • assess coal demand and price projections                                                       iaCet to offer up to 1.0
  • Describe railroad capacity issues                                                              Ceus for the conference
  • analyze public funding versus private capital with regard to railroads                         and 0.3 Ceus for the
  • identify regulatory issues                                                                     workshops.
  • explain approaches to coal purchase from a buyer’s perspective
  • evaluate coal and climate legislation
                                                                                                   requirements for
                                                                                                   successful Completion
                                                                                                   of program
  WHO sHOuLD atteND                                                                                Participants must sign
                                                                                                   in/out each day and
  Coal Consumers                                                                                   be in attendance for
  utilities                                                                                        the entirety of the
  Railroad Personnel                                                                               conference to be eligible
  government agencies                                                                              for continuing education
  attorneys                                                                                        credit.
  Performance engineers
  Resource analysts                                                                                instructional methods
                                                                                                   PowerPoint Presentations
  Coal technologies Companies                                                                      and Case studies will be
  Financial Controllers
  Consultants
  Financial institutions
  transportation association Members
  energy supply Departments
  shippers
  generation Personnel
  environmental strategists

                                                         register Today! Call 303-770-8800 or visit www.euci.com
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Coal TransporTaTion
NavigatiNg tHe issues
January 25 – 26, 2010


  PROgRaM ageNDa
  monday, JanUary 25, 2010
  8:00 – 8:30 a.m.          registration and Continental Breakfast

  8:30 – 8:40 a.m.          opening remarks and Welcome by Chair
                             – Michael McBride, Member, Van Ness Feldman, PC

  8:40 – 9:30 a.m.          Keynote address: industrializing Through green Coal: For the people and For the Environment
                             – Frederick Palmer, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Peabody Energy

  9:30 – 10:15 a.m.         status of Federal legislation on railroad policy
                              • Discussion of up-to-the-minute information on the status and content of pending federal
                                legislation to reform the surface transportation Board (stB) and certain key policies
                              • the status of legislation to remove current railroad exemptions from the nation's antitrust
                                laws (the Railroad antitrust enforcement act of 2009, H.R.233/s.146)
                             – Robert Szabo, Member, Van Ness Feldman, PC and Executive Director and Council,
                               Consumers United for Rail Equity (CURE)

  10:15 – 10:45 a.m.        networking Break
                            sponsored by:

  10:45 – 11:30 a.m.        The role of public/private partnerships in the Transportation network of the Future
                             • types of partnerships being pursued
                             • Challenges associated with securing such partnerships
                             • Congressional and administration efforts to promote such initiatives, and
                             • the success of these initiatives in enhancing transportation infrastructure
                             – Linda Morgan, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, and former Chairman of the Surface
                               Transportation Board

  11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   railway Tariffs and Coal shippers
                             • How tariff provisions are created and modified
                             • Possible effects of tariff provisions on coal shippers
                             • Role of the surface transportation Board
                             • Recent experiences with tariff provisions
                             – Steve Sharp, Principal Engineer, Fuels & Civil, Arkansas Electric Co-operative

  12:15 – 1:30 p.m.         group luncheon

  1:30 – 2:15 p.m.          Eia’s outlook for the U.s. Coal and Electric power markets through 2035: reference and
                            alternative Forecast scenarios
                              • Provide an overview of the energy information administration’s (eia’s) coal and electric
                                 power forecasts results through 2035 from the annual energy Outlook 2010 (aeO2010),
                                 including projections from a number of different forecast scenarios:
                                    1. Reference Case
                                    2. alternative Fossil Fuel Price Cases
                                    3. alternative economic growth Cases
                              • Discuss the main reasons for why eia’s long-term projections of u.s. coal production and
                                 consumption have declined over the last few forecast cycles
                              • Discuss potential impacts on u.s. coal markets that could result from legislative actions to
                                 reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as the recently passed H.R. 2454, the american
                                 Clean energy and security act of 2009 (aCesa)
                             – Michael Mellish, Economist, Energy Information Administration’s Office of Integrated
                               Analysis and Forecasting

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Coal TransporTaTion
NavigatiNg tHe issues
January 25 – 26, 2010


  PROgRaM ageNDa
  monday, JanUary 25, 2010 (CONtiNueD)
  2:15 – 3:00 p.m.      Coal Transportation issues: a Western railroad's View
                         • Capacity & Performance
                         • Market Demands
                         • Challenges & Opportunities
                         – Sami Shalah, Senior Vice President, Coal Marketing, Burlington Northern Santa Fe

  3:00 – 3:30 p.m.      networking Break
                        sponsored By:

  3:30 – 4:15 p.m.      sTB regulatory issues That may affect Coal Transportation
                         • asset valuation
                         • Possible changes in the stB costing system
                         • service
                         • the common carrier obligation of railroads
                         • Coal dust issues in the PRB
                         • Competition issues
                         – Michael McBride, Member, Van Ness Feldman, PC

  4:15 – 5:00 p.m.      The Current status of sTB Coal rate regulation and implications of pending legislative
                        proposals
                         • Review of recent stB coal rate decisions
                         • Review of pending coal rate cases
                         • implications of proposed legislation for future coal rate regulatory litigation
                         – C. Michael Loftus, Partner, Slover & Loftus LLP



  TUEsday, JanUary 26, 2010

  8:00 – 8:30 a.m.      Continental Breakfast

  8:30 – 9:15 a.m.      irEa - one Cooperative’s View of Coal and Climate
                          • iRea and Comanche 3, a 750-mw pulverized coal fired plant
                          • Coal and transportation and ratepayers
                          • Cap and trade and iRea’s position
                         – Stan Lewandowski, General Manager, Intermountain Rural Electric Co-operative

  9:15 – 10:00 a.m.     Coal with Carbon Capture & storage in an Era of rising Energy demand and regulation of Co2
                        the u.s. Congress and the Obama administration seem poised to consider, and possibly enact,
                        legislation to regulate greenhouse gases and the emissions of CO2.
                        this presentation will:
                          • Review the need for coal in the united states and globally, focusing particularly upon
                             the growth of coal use in the developing world. given the projected increase in coal use
                             and the continuing focus upon climate change, it is widely agreed that technologies to
                             capture and sequester carbon dioxide are critical to both the world’s need for energy and
                             electricity and the desire to significantly curb CO2 emissions. However, the regulation
                             of carbon dioxide, as currently proposed by various legislative proposals, could severely
                             impact the use of coal as well as the u.s. economy.
                          • Discuss the prospects for enactment into law of climate change legislation.

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Coal TransporTaTion
NavigatiNg tHe issues
January 25 – 26, 2010


  PROgRaM ageNDa
  TUEsday, JanUary 26, 2010 (CONtiNueD)
                             • Describe a five-point program designed to best insure that carbon capture and
                               sequestration technologies will be developed and widely deployed. What is required?
                               How much will it cost? and, how long will it take? -- Questions that need to be answered
                               to clearly address the role of technology in solving the continued use of coal in a carbon
                               constrained world.
                             – Ben Yamagata, Member, Van Ness Feldman, PC

  10:00 – 10:30 a.m.        networking Break
                            sponsored by:

  10:30 – 11:15 a.m.        determining reasonable rail rates for Coal movements
                             • the market rate
                             • Railroad profitability levels
                             • Determining if your rate puts you at a competitive disadvantage
                             • Marketing your business to the railroad.
                             – Shade May, Director of Financial Analysis, Escalation Consultants, Inc.

  11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Compatibility, reliability, and Value of Transportation alternatives - a Fuel Buyer’s perspective
                          Fuel buyer’s decisions are driven by the compatibility of the fuel with the plant equipment;
                          the reliability of the supply and supplier; and the overall value gained by using the fuel for its
                          intended purpose. these three criteria are important when determining which transportation
                          alternative to use, what terms and conditions need to be included in transportation contracts,
                          and where to look for potential problem areas in a transport arrangement.
                            • Compatibility: important aspects of the fuel compatibility include locations and availability
                               of origins of fuel that meets the quality requirements of the plants; physical characteristics
                               of the fuel that impacts loading and unloading; and equipment or space limitations that
                               limit transportation options.
                            • Reliability: Whether or not a supplier can load fuel when requested; the dependability of
                               equipment at origin, destination, and throughout the transportation link (e.g. locks, tracks, roads,
                               bridges, etc); and physical inventory implications associated with the question of reliability.
                            • value: Buyers typically focus on more than rates. Capital cost of unloading equipment;
                               leasing/purchase of railcars; stockpile maintenance and carrying costs; and fuel flexibility
                               and blending options; etc. are important to consider when evaluating and managing
                               transportation alternatives.

                            While not every transportation issue fits neatly into one of these categories, thinking about
                            transportation alternatives through the lens of compatibility, reliability, and value provides
                            valuable insight into “a Fuel Buyer’s Perspective.”
                             – Daniel L. Rimstidt, President, Global Energy Consultants, LLC


  gOLD sPONsOR
                           www.vnf.com
                           With 80 professionals in Washington, DC and seattle, Wa, van Ness Feldman is recognized
                           as a leading law and policy firm in the areas of traditional and renewable energy regulation
  and project development, climate change regulation and greenhouse gas emissions trading, environmental and natural
  resources regulation, and infrastructure development.
  as part of our comprehensive energy practice, the firm represents railroad customers and other entities who deal with railroads
  in commercial contract matters, negotiations, litigation, and arbitration. the firm also represents an industry coalition on
  federal regulation, legislation and policy development relating to the railroad industry’s exercise of monopoly power.

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Coal TransporTaTion
NavigatiNg tHe issues
January 25 – 26, 2010



  DiNNeR WORksHOP                                                    monday, JanUary 25, 2010
  Coal and ClimaTE                                                   Registration: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  ChangE lEgislaTion                                                 Workshop timing: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
                                                                     Dinner will be provided.




  oVErViEW
                                                                                                euCi is authorized by
  the House of Representatives has passed a cap and trade bill that, in part, will
                                                                                                iaCet to offer up to 0.3
  regulate emissions of CO2 from coal fired power plants. While the u.s. senate
                                                                                                Ceus for this workshop.
  has yet to act (as of the date of this abstract preparation) it is likely that climate
  legislation will be considered in the senate, as well.
                                                                                                instructional methods
                                                                                                PowerPoint Presentations
  the legislation passed in the House of Representatives and under consideration in
                                                                                                will be used in this
  the senate will have an enormous and largely negative impact upon coal use in this
                                                                                                workshop
  country. some experts are predicting, for example, that the House-passed measure
  could result in a precipitous decline in coal use over the next 15 to 20 years.
                                                                                                requirements for
                                                                                                successful Completion of
  this special workshop will examine the impact of a cap and trade program on coal,
                                                                                                program
  the incentives the legislation would contain for carbon capture and sequestration
                                                                                                Participants must sign
  technologies and what changes might occur in the climate change bill as it makes its
                                                                                                in/out for the dinner
  way in the u.s. Congress.
                                                                                                workshop and be in
                                                                                                attendance for the entirety
                                                                                                of the workshop to be
  agEnda                                                                                        eligible for continuing
  this presentation will address the following issues:                                          education credit.
  • What will be the impact of a cap and trade program on the use of coal
  • What incentives for the demonstration and deployment of carbon capture and
      sequestration (CCs) technologies are contained in the cap and trade legislation
      pending in Congress
  • What changes that might occur to these proposals as the u.s. Congress continues its consideration of climate
      legislation as well as assess the usefulness of the incentives that may be provided for CCsWorkshop Presenter


  lEarning oBJECTiVEs
  • Discuss the cap and trade program in the climate change legislation pending in the u.s. Congress
  • explain the impact of cap and trade program on the use of coal
  • analyze the incentives for the demonstration and deployment of carbon capture and sequestration (CCs)
     technologies that are contained in the cap and trade legislation pending in Congress
  • identify the changes that might occur to these proposals as the u.s. Congress continues its consideration of climate
     legislation
  • assess the usefulness of the incentives that may be provided for CCs


  insTrUCTor
  Ben yamagata is a member of the law firm Van ness Feldman in Washington, D.C. whose practice encompasses
  federal and state legislative and administrative issues in the areas of energy, environment, natural resources,
  international trade (technology transfer and independent power project development), and transportation-related
  matters.

  Mr. Yamagata represents clients before the Departments of energy, Commerce, transportation, Defense and state, as
  well as the Office of Management and Budget and the environmental Protection agency, on both project-specific and
  programmatic issues that relate particularly to technology research, development, demonstration, and deployment
  relating to the use of coal and other fossil and renewable energy resources.



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