US Coal and the Technology Innovation Frontier: What Role Does Coal Play in our Energy Future?

US Coal and the Technology Innovation Frontier: What Role Does Coal Play in our Energy Future?
Year:
Listing Type: Research Reports

Ghada Ahmed | Ajmal Abdulsamad | Gary Gereffi

The U.S. coal industry is coping with declining consumption as the nation burns less coal to generate electricity. The electric power sector drives coal demand and consumes over 90% of coal production. The coal industry is facing a number of challenges that include increasing production costs and competition from natural gas in the electric power market. The decreasing share of coal in power generation implies that the future of coal depends on technologies that change the way we manage and use coal such as carbon capture and utilization, coal gasification and coal liquefaction technologies. This report was prepared for the Bank of America partnership.

Geography: North America
Topics:
View Report

Subscribe:

Stay up to date with Duke GVC Center research – subscribe to our monthly newsletter