Cheap natural gas is changing the energy mix in America. Energy companies are increasingly making the switch from coal to cheaper, cleaner natural gas to fuel their power plants. This combined with more stringent health regulations has America’s coal industry looking to surging economies in China and India to lift its fortunes.
Tapping those international markets will require getting coal to water via railways and seaports. But new coal ports are meeting heavy political and environmental resistance in the Pacific Northwest. The natural gas industry is looking to the export game too and prices are expected to rise as the international economy absorbs American surplus. Will that allow coal to bounce back? Join us for a conversation about the changing electricity landscape of America in a global energy economy.
Ross Macfarlane, Sr. Advisor, Climate Solutions
Bruce Nilles, Sr. Director of the Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club
Richard Morse, Director of Research on Coal and Carbon Markets, Stanford (Invited)
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)