Scottish Energy Seminar: ‘Are the world’s long-term decarbonisation needs compatible with a continuing role for coal?’
The 2018 BP Statistical Review suggests that the ‘war’ on coal is being lost, with last year seeing a growth in coal consumption of 1% and an increase of 1.5% in carbon emissions.The growths recorded are driven by emerging economies, mainly in India and China. Thus, however much we may achieve in the UK, if we are going to succeed in moving the world to a carbon emissions-constrained regime, progress will only be achieved if the emerging economies come on board.
Venue:University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS
Speaker(s):Charles Hendry, Adrian Gault, Jorge Jorge Blazquez, Dr Xi Liang, Professor Stuart Haszeldine