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Coal Industry Roundtable|School of Energy Resources

"Powder River Basin Coal: Domestic Challenges and International Opportunities"

A Roundtable Discussion

Conference Information

Powder River Basin Coal: Domestic Challenges and International Opportunities, a coal industry roundtable was held Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 9:00a.m. - 3:30p.m. at the Gillette College Technical Education Center.

Presentations - December 13, 2012

The following presentations do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wyoming, UW School of Energy Resources, UW Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy nor the forum steering committee. The presentations were invited as part of a public forum, and not as part of a peer-reviewed conference, and with the absence of peer review, the University cannot vouch for their accuracy. You may need to download the Silverlight Software in order to view the video presentations.

  • VIDEO:  Opening Remarks (Review of day, meeting format, goals and outcomes)
    Mark Northam, Director, UW School of Energy Resources
    Tim Considine, Professor of Energy Economics, UW School of Energy Resources   

  • VIDEO:  Challenges for Coal Utilization in the United States
    Howard Herzog, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • VIDEO:  United States Coal Export Potential
    Greg Schaefer, Arch Coal, Gillette, Wyoming
  • VIDEO:  Changing Landscape of Federal Regulations and Policies for Coal Mining
    Darryl Maunder, Cloud Peak Energy, Gillette, Wyoming
  • VIDEO:  Current Issues Impacting Basin Electric’s Coal-Based Resources
    Lyle Witham, Basin Electric, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • VIDEO:  Four More Years: What to Expect from EPA & Coal Issues in the Second Term
    Peter Glaser, Troutman & Sanders, Washington, D.C.
  • VIDEO:  Navigating a Path Forward: Policy Options and Strategies, Working Roundtable Panel and Discussion
    Facilitator:  Shaun Andrikopoulos, UW Ultra Petroleum Visiting Chair    

Howard Herzog, MIT
Lyle Witham, Basin Electric
Greg Schaefer, Arch Coal
Peter Glaser, Troutman & Sanders
Bob Green, Cloud Peak Energy
Scott Durgin, Peabody Energy   

  • VIDEO:  Closing Remarks
    Mark Northam, Director, UW School of Energy Resources
    Tim Considine, Professor of Energy Economics, UW School of Energy Resources

Summary Report

Please check back for a summary report of the event.


Click here to download the industry roundtable program including the agenda and presenter biographies.


The goal of this roundtable was to convene coal industry experts, policy makers, and energy industry stakeholders to discuss the regulatory and market forces impacting the coal industry and examine opportunities for future success in utilizing the resource.  Learn more.


If you have questions about this event please contact Nadia Kaliszewski at or 307-766-4295.

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