Powering Past Coal Alliance: the Drivers, the Climate Impact and the Potential for Expansion of the first ‘Climate Club'

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Nador u. 15
101 Quantum
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:30pm
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:30pm

The Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA) was launched by the UK and Canada in November 2017 and joined by some 30 countries which pledge to phase out coal-fired power generation. Professor Cherp will analyse the climate impact of the alliance, why countries join it and what is the likelihood of it extending to a larger number of countries. He will explain the political-economic theories behind this research and its methods which include analysis of worldwide database of coal power plants, climate-energy scenarios, and statistical regressions involving energy demand, import dependence, government effectiveness and other characteristics. The research is within the wider agenda of studies of political economy on energy transitions.