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The Prospects for Coal: Global Experience and Implications for Energy Policy

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  • Dr. Xunpeng SHI

    (Associate Researcher, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

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This paper argues that coal and its industry is promising. It is found that the Western European (including the British) case has been misunderstood and the US case shows a developing coal industry under increasing levels of environmental pressure. The demonstration of the declining emissions intensity of coal provides an additional mean of reconciling the development of the coal industry with the environment. In the long term the enforcement of environmental regulations can benefit the coal industry in several ways, and the alternatives to coal are not yet available in a sufficiently large scale. Based on the positive prospects of coal, issues related to climate change, clean coal technology and energy policy are discussed.

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  • Dr. Xunpeng SHI, 2009. "The Prospects for Coal: Global Experience and Implications for Energy Policy," Working Papers DP-2009-19, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
  • Handle: RePEc:era:wpaper:dp-2009-19
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