On the 20th March, the independent energy think tank KAPSARC of Riyadh hosted a one day workshop at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, in the Hague, which I attended. This workshop entitled ‘Does coal have a Future?’ was part of a three day event, the other two days covering oil and gas.
The overall conclusion of the day was that coal has a promising future, but the fortunes will be unevenly spread, with growth in Asia, and some market contraction in parts of Europe and North America.
While coal is compromised in terms of having high greenhouse gas . . .