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PESD's coal research examines the political economy of national and global coal markets. Coal is the world's fastest growing fuel source, and how the world trades and consumes the carbon-intensive fuel will have large impacts on climate change and energy security issues.

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April 27th, 2012

Six new U.S. coal export sites in the works

in the news: ClimateWire on April 27, 2012

Facing flagging domestic demand, US coal producers are pushing hard for rail and port infrastructure that would enable exports to China from the Pacific Northwest, says PESD researcher Richard Morse in Climate Wire. (PESD's upcoming annual conference will consider the environmental impacts of such developments.)




April 9th, 2012

US on the verge of becoming major coal exporter

As abundant domestic natural gas production erodes coal’s market share in the US, coal producers are looking to overseas markets for growth. At the Argus Americas Coal Summit, Richard Morse gave a presentation discussing the competitive dynamics of US coal exports in world markets. Morse argued that conditions for expansion of US steam coal exports are favorable, but key risks remain that could make or break this “globalization” of the US coal market. Read more »



November 22nd, 2011

PESD Research Informs 2011 World Energy Outlook

Several PESD Working Papers helped inform the analysis of the newly released 2011 World Energy Outlook. Read more »



April 7th, 2011

PESD Working Paper #101 on Australia's black coal industry featured in Platts Coal Trader International

Announcement

Platts' most recent issue of Coal Trader International features PESD Working Paper #101 by Bart Lucarelli. The paper sketches the development of Australia’s export coal industry, from its shaky start in the aftermath of the Second World War amid a glut of cheap oil, to the "phenomenal success story" of today.




April 4th, 2011

PESD researcher Gang He presented at the ESI international conference

Announcement

Gang He traveled to Singapore this past month to present for the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) at the National University of Singapore’s conference on "Policy Responses to Climate Change and Energy Security Post-Cancun: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region's Energy Security". Read more »


PESD paper on the future of South African coal featured in Bloomberg

in the news: Bloomberg

In the Bloomberg news article "Zuma's Quest for India Ties Threatens S. Africa Power Supply," PESD Working Paper #100 by Anton Eberhard titled "The Future of South African Coal: Market, Investment, and Policy Challenges" was cited in the estimation of the price Africa's utility Eskom Holdings Ltd. pays for coal.




March 28th, 2011

PESD releases cutting-edge study on the future of Australia's coal market

Critical challenges now facing the industry are poised to determine whether Australia will continue to be the globe's largest coal supplier.





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