Coal

Scholarly Publications

Coal

March 2019

By making available the almost unlimited energy stored in prehistoric plant matter, coal enabled the industrial age – and it still does.

Assessing the Impact of the Diffusion of Shale Oil and Gas Technology on the Global Coal Market

September 2016

A spatial equilibrium model of the world coal market is developed that accounts for coal to natural gas switching in the electricity sector in the United States and Europe, the potential for China...

The Global Coal Market: Supplying the Major Fuel for Emerging Economies

August 2015

Coal has been the world's fastest-growing energy source in absolute terms for over a decade.

Other Publications

The costs of fossil-free development

March 2017

Climage change is a serious global threat with impacts that are already being felt.

Why Isn't Natural Gas in India's Climate Strategy?

September 2016

News

Stanford Energy Q&A: Why do we burn so much coal?

December 2019

PESD associate director Mark Thurber recently spoke with Stanford Energy about the findings of his recent book on why the world continues to burn so much coal despite its major contribution to air...

Events

COVID-19 and the Future of Energy Markets: Will Coal Remain Dominant?

May 19, 2020

 Virtual Seminar via ZoomRegister hereWelcome Remarks: Mike McFaul, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International...

The New U.S. Role in Global Fossil Fuel Markets

December 11, 2012

As recently as 2007, the United States seemed headed towards ever greater fossil fuel import dependence, as domestic oil and natural gas production dwindled and consumption continued to grow.

Energy Working Group: Shale Gas in China: Hype and Reality

May 9, 2012

In recent years, natural gas prices in the United States have gone from historic highs of over $12 per mmBtu in the summer of 2008, to under $2.50/mmBtu in 2012.

Projects

Instruments of Energy and Environmental Policy

Instruments of Energy Policy, hosted by the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, brings to Stanford four notable researchers...
English

Multimedia

Thurber talks coal in Australia

December 2018

PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber visited Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in November where he discussed his forthcoming book, Coal (coming in May 2019 from Polity Press), in a public lecture.

People

Mark's profile picture Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar
ajha photo Akshaya Jha Faculty Affiliate at PESD