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IEA 2016 Medium-Term Coal Market Report 

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January 18, 2017

4:30 am - 6:00 am

The outlook for coal is the topic of much debate—and the answer is critically linked to issues of climate change, air pollution, economic growth and energy access. Although coal has been called a dying fuel, it remains the most popular fuel for generating electricity, producing steel and making cement. There also remains the potential for robust growth in emerging markets like Southeast Asia where there is a need for inexpensive energy supplies to meet growing demand and give energy access to modern energy services. Some believe coal demand in China has already peaked, while others still see further growth in the nation. Underlying each of these issues is the fact that coal is also responsible for nearly half of energy-related CO2 emissions worldwide, and much local pollution. It’s continued use, and especially its growth, poses significant challenges to curbing climate change and meeting public health challenges around the world. Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a presentation and discussion of the IEA 2016 Medium-Term Coal Market Report with Carlos Fernandez Alvarez, Senior Coal Analyst at IEA. Center Director Jason Bordoff will moderate the discussion following Mr. Fernandez Alvarez’s presentation. The Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2016 provides insight into the drivers of coal demand, supply and trade through 2021. We hope you are able to join us for this timely presentation. Registration is required. Guests unable to attend can view a livestream of the event at energypolicy.columbia.edu/watch. A podcast of this event will be available ~12 days after the date of the event through iTunes and our website. This event is open to press. Please direct media inquiries to Jamie Shellenberger-Bessmann ([email protected])

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