The Doha Climate Negotiations - What Should Energy Companies Know?
The recently concluded climate talks held in Doha, Qatar were neither inconsequential nor shocking. But no important policy signal emerged to guide energy companies; what matters for now are national/regional policies and how the negotiations progress and (maybe) conclude in 2015 regarding post-2020 targets...more
Regulatory Challenges for Coal in the UK
The UK was, in 2006, the world’s fourth largest coal importer. By 2010 UK had fallen to eighth in world rankings, and in Europe was behind Germany and Turkey. Over this period imports ranged between 49.7 and26.5 million tonnes. 2011 saw a significant recovery in import levels to 31.7 million tonnes, and 36% higher coal burn in the first half of 2012 has been accompanied by a further increase.
But this resurgence will be short-lived...more
Low-CV Coals: Can Consumers Get an Appropriate Discount?
Dwindling economically recoverable resources of high-CV coals and chronic logistical problems have led customers to to re-evaluate their stance on traded low-CV sub-bituminous coals.
This low-CV trade, however, has not yet seen development of market maturity commensurate with its growth in volume; potential buyers must rely more upon ad hoc agreements and spot purchases, and there is a danger of overpaying in such circumstances...more
The 16th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC meeting in Cancun resulted in the UN’s formal acceptance of the Copenhagen Accord. This can be seen as giving the UN process life as now the Accord is “in the system"... more
The Cancun Climate Negotiations: What Should Energy Companies Know?
Should Companies Plan for Climate Change?
Miners and oil and gas companies might believe they are less vulnerable to climate change impacts compared to hydropower, which may be correct. But some recent events show their susceptibilities... more
Final Update on the EU Industrial Emissions Directive
New World Order for Energy?
The Copenhagen Climate Talks - What Happened?
The Copenhagen Climate Conference - Midstream through the Talks, What is Clear?
The Copenhagen Conference - A Global Imperative Versus National Interests
The Future of Coal-Fired Power in Europe: Implications of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive
March, 2013 Article in World Coal Magazine by Energy Edge's Linus Adler: Coal at its Peak?
January 21, 2013 Energy Edge Partner Nigel Yaxley elected Vice President, EURACOAL
January, 2013 - Energy Edge Partner Martin Bloemendal: Power Generation using waste biofuels in Henan, China
Jan. 4, 2013 - Policy Brief: The Doha Climate Negotiations - What Should Energy Companies Know?
Oct. 25-26, 2012 - Managing Director Karl Schultz and Linus Adler presentation on unconventonal coal in the EU, EC-Joint Reseach Centre Workshop, Arona, italy
Oct. 14-16, 2012 - Energy Edge Partner Martin Bloemendal chairs thermal coal session at Coaltrans, Istanbul
October 10, 2012 - Policy Brief: Regulatory Challenges for the Coal Market in the UK
September 18, 2012 - Presentation at European Patliament Round Table on Coal : On DG Climate Action’s proposal to back-load EU ETS auctioning
June 19, 2012 - Presentation at Methane Conference South Africa: Methane Gas in Coal Mines - a Global Overview
February 2012 World Coal Magazine: article on low-CV thermal coal trade
November 2011 World Coal Magazine: a look at the future of European coal
June 3, 2011 - Markets Briefing: Low-CV Coals: Can Consumers Get an Appropriate Discount?
April 2011 World Coal Magazine: article on risks to coal operations due to climate change
Mar 31, 2011 - Presentation at Coaltrans India: European Regulation and the Physical Coal Market
March 9, 2011 - Presentation at CoalTrans India: Creative Calories: Opportunities and Options for Coal Suppliers and Consumers
February 21-24, 2011 - Martin Bloemendal Cochairs 9th Annual Coal Markets Conference in Singapore
January 28, 2011 - Policy Briefing: The Cancun Climate Negotiations: What Should Energy Companies Know?
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