While coal demand continues to decrease in Europe, North America, opportunities exist in Asia, other emerging areas

by jennifer jensen, associate editor

More than 400 attendees from 42 different countries assembled at the World Coal Leaders Network conference in Barcelona in mid-October. A recurring topic discussed in the presentations held during the event was the impact of China’s power sector on the rest of the world and the industry as a whole.

“If power demand in China grows more than 3%, then coal demand increases,” said International Energy Agency’s senior coal analyst, Carlos Fernandez Alvarez, in his keynote presentation.
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