international magazine
02 / 2016

IP Week 2016: The economics of decarbonization

On 9H11 February the conference participants raised issues on the decarbonization of the world energy sources and the CO2 emissions reduction plans outlined under the December 2015 Paris Agreement. The future key energy trends included rapid natural gas consumption and production growth as it is the most viable compromise and effecH tive alternative for coal use. Still some delegates referred to the moderate and huge coal consuming nations like Ukraine for the first case and the world's biggest coal consumer like India in the latter, they both currently do not have too many alternatives for the coal consumption.