Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic is a fundamental test of leadership for the energy industry. Learn about our plausible and alternative scenarios of what might happen, and our tools that enable you to stress test exist strategies and emerge from the COVID-19 shock as a more resilient society. Together we can continue to accelerate a successful global energy transition.

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Sustainable Global Energy Development: The Case for Coal

The most significant challenge facing the global energy sector today is the fact that at the beginning of the 21st century, two billion people in the world have no access to commercial energy, while another two billion can access only unreliable and often unaffordable supplies.

Unlike oil and natural gas, coal is widely distributed around the world. The global reserves of coal exist in significant amounts in more than 75 countries; however, nearly 75% of global coal reserves are concentrated in a few countries: USA, Russia, China, India and Australia. Coal is most often both produced and used in the region of origin.

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