The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE, pronounced "ace") is a front group for the coal industry. Through heavy lobbying and astroturf campaigns, ACCCE works to convince lawmakers and lay people that "clean coal" is a viable and environmentally sound energy option. ACCCE “believes in the robust utilization of coal” and promotes any legislation or legislator that furthers that goal.
Formed by the recombination of two earlier machinations of the coal industry, the Center for Energy and Economic Development (CEED) and the Americans for Balanced Energy Choices (ABEC), ACCCE has an annual budget in excess of $45 million. Their funding comes from the country's major coal-generated utilities, coal producers and railroads.