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Coal - 30 September 2009

East Asian energy market

East Asia continues to be a vital region for the world economy and the world energy market. This article looks at the four major East Asian economies, their energy markets, and their hydrocarbon processing industries.


Carbon reduction plans suffer setbacks

Australia's carbon trading plan has been rejected in the same week that the UN strives to make its climate proposals more manageable.


Coal and Copenhagen

December sees the UN climate talks in Copenhagen. Tasked with developing a new climate agreement to replace Kyoto post-2012, government negotiators, NGOs, industry, media, and other interested parties will convene to try to work out how the world can meet the challenge of climate change. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) from coal mining activity should be an important part of the discussions.