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June 28th, 2011

Morse panelist at the 2011 Silicon Valley Energy Summit

Richard Morse addresses key uncertainties remaining in the implementation of cap and trade in California, speaking to leaders from business, policy, and academia in California. Read more »



June 14th, 2011

Video: Morse Led the SLAC Colloquium on Coal Renaissance in a Post-Kyoto World

On Monday, June 13, 2011, as part of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's colloquium series, Richard Morse from the Program on Energy on Sustainable Development led the talk on “Addressing the ‘Coal Renaissance’ in a Post-Kyoto World.” Morse discussed the outlook for global carbon policy, how international coal markets are evolving, and what strategies and technologies might realistically be used to reduce emissions from coal. This Included discussions on the latest developments in Europe, China, and the US in carbon policy, and an analysis of international coal markets highlighting key issues for the future of Chinese energy consumption.




April 26th, 2011

Richard Morse speaks at the IEA's Coal Market Conference in Beijing

Morse argued that significant exports from the Powder River Basin area could reach international markets in the coming years, and demonstrated how that would impact the international coal trade in Asia.




February 9th, 2011

Morse speaks at State Department seminar on global development and climate change

Richard Morse discussed how to reconcile global development goals -- which often rely on coal -- with US climate objectives at a US Department of State event on February 10th. Read more »



January 3rd, 2011

Wolak and Morse's op-ed in the UK Guardian argue that China's record coal imports are actually helping the climate

Op-ed: Guardian.co.uk on December 30, 2010

PESD Director Frank Wolak and Research Associate Richard Morse's op-ed in the UK's Guardian, "China's green gift to the world", argues that China's record coal imports actually contribute to reductions -not increases- of global CO2 emissions.





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As Coal Use Declines in US, Coal Companies Focus on China
With aging coal-fired U.S. power plants shutting down, major American coal companies are exporting ever-larger amounts of coal to China. Richard K. Morse, the director of research on coal and carbon markets at Stanford’s Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, comments.
December 8, 2011 in Yale Environment 360

Companies Prove Coal as the Best Investment for the Next 20 Years
"Coal is the world's fastest growing fossil fuel (for the 8th year now) and likely will be for the next 10-20 at least," Richard K. Morse of Stanford said.
October 4, 2010 in Daily Rosetta

Global mining companies are forceful about exporting coal through Northwest ...
Richard Morse, lead researcher for Stanford University's global coal market program, says making a significant dent in coal's growth is unlikely given China ...
September 9, 2010 in OregonLive.com

Coal Discount Narrows in China, May Cut Imports: Energy Markets
"China right now looks to be more bearish than bullish," Richard Morse, who leads coal-market research at Stanford University at Stanford, California, ...
July 5, 2010 in BusinessWeek

China's May Coal Imports Rise 17%; Prices Climb on Demand Gain
... domestic prices gave Indonesia and Australia a price advantage, Richard Morse, who leads coal market research at Stanford University, said last month.
June 21, 2010 in BusinessWeek

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