A pathway to cleaner, low emission coal use

a WCA conference and workshop

A pathway to cleaner, low emission coal use

17th Nov 2015

On 17 November 2015 the World Coal Association hosted a conference and workshop titled “A pathway to cleaner, low emission coal use”.

The conference took place in Brussels and covered three main themes: the opening session “Coal and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions”, followed by a panel discussion on “Creating new pathways to drive deployment of technologies to reduce GHG emissions” and finally the afternoon technology session focusing on “Coal in the global energy mix – pathways to reducing GHG emissions”.

Throughout the day a variety of key European policymakers and industry leaders discussed working towards a low emission energy future. Speakers included Dr Ian Duncan MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group, EU-ETS Reform Rapporteur; John Scowcroft, Executive Adviser for EMEA, Global Carbon Capture and Storage; Hans Ten Berge, Secretary General, Eurelectric; Paula Abreu Marques, European Commission, Head of Unit, Renewable Energy and CCS Policy; and Shamsuddin A. Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer, Engro Powergen.

The participants and speakers answered crucial questions about the role of coal and low emission technologies, such as high efficiency low emission (HELE) coal technologies and Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS), alongside issues around financing, policy frameworks and meeting global energy needs.

The programme of the conference and workshop is found below: 

09:00  Welcome remarks from Mick Buffier, Chairman, World Coal Association

09:15 Dr. Ian Duncan MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group, European Parliament – Emissions Trading Scheme Reform Rapporteur

09:35 Roger Emslie, Director, Director - Metals & Mining Consulting , Wood Mackenzie

09:55 Yoshihiko Sakanashi, Deputy Chairman of CIAB, J-POWER

 10:15 Q&A

10:30  Coffee

11:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: CREATING NEW PATHWAYS TO DRIVE DEPLOYMENT OF TECHNOLOGIES TO REDUCE GHG EMISSIONS

Moderator:  Sonja van Renssen, Brussels Editor - Energy Post

Panellists:
Peter Freyberg, Head of Global Coal Assets, Glencore
John Scowcroft, Executive Adviser for EMEA, Global CCS Institute
Hans Ten Berge, Secretary General, Eurelectric
Dr Gabriel Marquette, General Manager of EUROGIA2020, the Eureka Cluster for low-carbon energy technologies
Jason Channell, Managing Director, Citi Research
Paula Abreu Marques,  European Commission, Head of Unit, Renewable Energy and CCS Policy

12:30 Lunch 

13:30 TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP: COAL IN THE GLOBAL ENERGY MIX -  PATHWAYS TO REDUCING GHG EMISSIONS 

Moderator: Vladimír Budinsky, Vice President of EURACOAL, Chair of UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production from Coal and other Fossil Fuels and Board Member / Strategy & Communications Director, Severoceske doly a.s.  

13:30 Rasmus Valanko, Manager, Energy & Climate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development  
14:00 Michael J. Flannigan, Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Peabody Energy
14:30 Shamsuddin A. Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer, Engro Powergen  
15:00 Sydney Lobo, Head - Clean Technology Projects, Tata Energy
15:30 Discussion session with Q & A 

16:00 Closing remarks 

16:15  Close 

For information about attending the event, please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Johnstone at [email protected]