Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Richard leads research in global coal markets and global carbon markets at the Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD).  PESD's coal research examines the political economy of coal and power markets, the international trade and pricing of coal, and coal's long-term role in the world's energy mix.  Other research interests include carbon policy and carbon markets, carbon capture and storage (CCS), renewable energy markets, and financial markets for energy commodities. 

Richard received a B.A. in philosophy from Rice University, where he was awarded the James Street Fulton Prize for the top graduate in the field.  He has worked in commodities markets for oil and natural gas as an energy analyst and in markets for renewable energy and emissions as an energy trader.


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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

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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