All pages with keywords: coal

Is the UK doing enough to prepare for the last days of coal and the eventual phase-out of oil and gas?

a commentary by Josh Burke 28 February, 2019

The UK’s coal phase-out may be proceeding apace but there remains a gap where ‘just transition’ plans should sit – for coal and for other fossil fuel industry – argues Josh Burke. read more »

The Trump Administration’s proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan is unfair and increases climate change risks around the world

Press release 21 August, 2018

Bob Ward comments on the publication of the Trump Administration’s alternative to President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. read more »

To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

To build or not to build? Capital stocks and climate policy

a working paper by Elizabeth Baldwin, Yongyang Cai, Karlygash Kuralbayeva 18 January, 2018

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the use of fossil fuels must peak and then rapidly decline. This research investigates the impact of climate change policy on capital invested in fossil fuel power plants, especially coal – so-called ‘dirty’ assets. read more »

Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

Consultation response: ‘Cost of Energy Review’

a policy publication by Bob Ward, Sini Matikainen 8 January, 2018

This is a submission to the consultation on the UK government’s ‘Cost of energy’ review by Professor Dieter Helm, addressing areas including the phase-out of coal and cost of renewable energy. read more »

Grantham Workshop | Christian Downie ‘The fight for King Coal’s Crown: Business actors in the US coal and utility industries’

Grantham Workshop 30 Nov 2016

Dr Christian Downie, a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, will be the speaker for … read more »

Response to speech by UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Press release 18 November, 2015

Bob Ward, Director of Policy and Communications, responds to a speech by Amber Rudd, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, in which she announces that the UK will close down its remaining coal-fired power stations by 2025 if they are not equipped to stop greenhouse gases and other pollution from escaping into the atmosphere. read more »

Nicholas Stern welcomes initiative on coal mines by Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati

Press release 13 August, 2015

Welcoming the Letter from His Excellency Anote Tong, President of the Republic of Kiribati, to introduce a worldwide moratorium on the opening of new coal mines and extension of existing … read more »

Grantham seminar | Export coal in a changing economic climate: the economics and politics of a moratorium on new coal mines

Seminar 19 Aug 2015

Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at The Australian Institute, presents this seminar which focuses on the scope of planned coal mine expansions in Australia and Indonesia and goes on to explore the case for a moratorium on new coal mines. read more »

Energy Transitions and the Industrial Revolution

Policy Seminar 28 Oct 2014

Energy transitions involve both changes in the price and availability of energy sources and biased technological change that acts to integrate the new energy carriers into production systems and improve … read more »

Killer coal falling out of fashion

In the news 20 May, 2014

19 May 2014, Canberra Times