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A biographical note states that he "joined Peabody in February 2001 and is responsible for advancing state and federal policies related to the production and use of coal. Prior to joining Peabody Energy, he served for 15 years as chief executive officer of Western Fuels Association, Inc. He most recently served as counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Shook Hardy & Bacon, a Kansas City-based law firm."
The biographical note states that he "is the 2004 recipient of the Erskine Ramsay Medal Award from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). He is a member of the National Coal Council, Executive Committee and Chairman, Coal Policy Committee. He is Peabody Energy's representative and on the Board of Directors of FutureGen Alliance, as well as on the Board of Directors of the World Coal Institute. He formerly served as: Board of Directors, National Mining Association and chaired its Legal Committee and Climate Change Task Force."
A biographical note on the FutureGen Alliance website also notes that Palmer was "Chairman of the Environmental Information Council" and "President of the Board of Directors of the Greening Earth Society".
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Fred Palmer, "Green Coal, Global Growth and the PRB", Presentation at the International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference, June 23, 2010. (Large Pdf)
- "Interview: Fred Palmer", Frontline, PBS, undated but approx 2000.
- Dustin Bleizeffer, "Powder River Basin coal model goes global", Star-Tribune (Wyoming), June 25, 2010.
- Leo Hickman, "Fred Palmer interview: 'We're 100% coal. More coal. Everywhere': The Peabody Energy chief on China, 'clean coal', and the US energy sector's funding of climate scepticism", Guardian, March 8, 2011.