Free Energy Abstract - Coal Versus Gas for Power Generation in Asia

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If you were to rely on news reports in Europe and North America, you would think that the coal industry is almost dead: policy makers and pressure groups want to shut down the remaining coal mines and coal-fired power plants, particularly because of climate change concerns.  Over the last 30 years gas has become the preferred fuel for power plants in developed countries with build-out of gas networks and the growth of seaborne gas supply as LNG (liquefied natural gas), alongside the development of renewables.  Gas has been touted globally as the bridge fuel to a future where power from renewables is cheap and reliable.

But the story is different in Asia.  China, the world’s largest power consumer, still has almost no gas-fired power and two-thirds of its electricity continues to be generated using domestic coal.  Energy demand continues to rise in Asia, except in the few developed economies such as Japan, South Korea and Singapore.  While there are efforts by governments to encourage investment in renewable energy, this remains a small part of the energy mix except in China, India and Japan.  For governments and power plant developers wanting to build a backbone of large central generators - particularly in South East Asia - the choice is usually between coal and gas.

This course addresses why coal remains the dominant fuel for power in Asia and what factors influence the choice of fuel for power plants in different countries.

By the end of this energy abstract, you will have an understanding of:

  • The huge demand growth in Asia for power and the issues and obstacles in providing electricity to communities in Asia.
  • The reasons why China and India still depend primarily on coal whereas the more developed countries also generate significant power using gas.
  • The arguments for and against using coal, gas or renewables.  
  • The environmental impacts of this choice.


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Approved for Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) in Singapore

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Principles of Tanker Ownership, Chartering, Operations, Laytime and Demurrage

17-19 July 2019 in Singapore

LNG Shipping: The Centre of Global Gas Supplies Harmonising the Upstream, Downstream and Mid Stream

22-24 July 2019 in Singapore

Overview Of The LNG Value Chain

7-9 October 2019 in Singapore

Introduced by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) facilitates the growth of Singapore's maritime cluster by supporting the industry's manpower and business development efforts as well as its drive for productivity improvements.  There are three key components under MCF.  The MCF-Manpower Development co-funds maritime companies in the development of manpower, training initiatives and capabilities.  The MCF-Business Development supports eligible expenses incurred in the initial development of new maritime companies and organisations setting up in Singapore, or existing maritime companies and organisations expanding into new lines of maritime businesses.  The MCF-Productivity supports initiatives by the maritime industry that will lead to productivity gains.  Learn more here.

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