Workshop — Beijing, China

IEA Workshop on Outlook for Coal Industry and Markets


Organised by the IEA, hosted by Shenhua Group and supported by active participation from the IEA's Coal Industry Advisory Board, the workshop sought insights towards the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2011 from high-level experts from industry, public policy and other relevant sectors about the forces that will shape coal’s role in the global energy mix.

The workshop was informal in nature and was by invitation only.

Group photo


Thursday, 14 April

WEO-2011 overview and scope of workshop
Dr. Fatih BIROL, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency, Paris

Keynote speech
Dr. Xiwu ZHANG, Chairman, Shenhua Group, China

Session 1

Policy perspectives - what role for coal in the future global energy mix?
Chair: Mr. Masakazu TOYODA, Chairman & CEO, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan

Dr. Yuzhuo ZHANG, President & CEO, Shenhua Group, China

Mr. Tianke YAN, Deputy Director of Coal Department, National Energy Administration, China

Mr. Sharat CHAND, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute, India

Open discussion

Session 2

Industry perspectives - how to reconcile coal’s environmental footprint with sustainable economic growth?
Chair: Dr. Joyashree ROY, Professor of Economics, Jadavpur University, India

Mr. Fumiyoshi MATSUOKA, Executive Managing Officer, J-POWER, Japan

Mr. Martin OETTINGER, Senior Advisor, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, Australia

Open discussion

Session 3

Resources and production - from where and how?
Chair: Dr. Suping PENG, Professor of coal geology and geophysics, China University of Mining & Technology, China

Dr. Sandro SCHMIDT, Senior Coal Scientist, Federal Institut for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Germany

Mr. Richard MORSE, Director of Research on Coal and Carbon Markets, Stanford University, United States

Mr. Jacob WILLIAMS, Vice President Global Energy Analytics, Peabody Energy, United States

Open discussion

Session 4

Investment trends - is industry geared up to meet future demand?
Chair: Mr. Larry METZROTH, Vice President Analysis & Strategy, Arch Coal, United States

Mr. Paul BARUYA, Market Analyst, IEA Clean Coal Centre, United Kingdom

Mr. Andrew FIKKERS , Market Analysis Manager, Xstrata Coal, Australia (based on materials from Mr. Ran XING, China Managing Director, Barry Rogliano Salles, China)

Open discussion

Session 5

International trade - what lies in store for global hard coal trade and what fundamentals will drive developments?
Chair: Dr. Xavier CHEN, President, Beijing Energy Club, China

Mr. Michael BUFFIER, Group Executive Government Relations and Sustainable Development, Xstrata Coal, Australia

Mr. Bob KAMANDANU, Chairman, Indonesian Coal Mining Association, Indonesia

Mr. Ian HALL, Regional Head Strategy, Anglo American, South Africa

Open discussion

Dr. Fatih BIROL, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency