Program and List of Speakers
In January 2016 the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that for the first time in more than 30 years it will conduct a comprehensive review of the federal coal leasing program. The purposes of the review are to ensure the government receives a fair return on coal leases and that it properly accounts for the environmental externalities of coal mining—Including its climate impacts. This workshop will bring together leading experts from academia, government, law and finance to discuss recent developments in coal markets, key factors influencing future directions in those markets, the status of bankruptcy proceedings and re-organization in the sector, and the problem of legacy liabilities.
Welcome and Overview
Michael Gerrard, Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Jason Bordoff, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy
11:15 a.m—12:15 p.m.
Recent Developments in Coal Markets: Natural Gas, Renewables, Regulation and Global Supply & Demand
Moderator: Michael Burger, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
12:15—1:15 p.m. Lunch
The Future Direction of Coal Markets: Dimensions of Supply, Demand and Prices
Moderator: Jason Bordoff, Columbia Center for Global Energy Policy
2:45—3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
Bankruptcy, Ownership and Financing: Coal in the 21st Century
Moderator: Sharon Buccino, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Coal’s Legacy: Legal Liabilities
Moderator: Jessica Wentz, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
*Program is sponsored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and co-sponsored by the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University.