PESD researcher Richard K. Morse was invited by the International Energy Agency (IEA) to present PESD analysis of possible US west coast coal exports into the international market. Morse argued that significant exports from the Powder River Basin area could reach international markets in the coming years, and demonstrated how that would impact the international coal trade in Asia. Morse's insights will be used to help craft the IEA's 2011 World Energy Outlook, which will focus on coal markets.
The IEA convened a meeting of international coal experts to help guide the research for its flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook, which will focus on coal in 2011. Morse contributed insights from PESD coal research to the global audience of energy executives, researchers, and policy makers.