With coal being used primarily as a solid fuel around the world for the production of electricity and heat through combustion, it remains to be seen whether the use of clean coal technologies is going to make much of a difference in global greenhouse gas emissions or not.
With the US, Australia, India, China, and South Africa, being some of the leading producers and consumers of coal, coal is definitely here to stay as a major source of energy in both the developed as well as emerging economies. While there have been a lot of new developments in clean coal technologies, one can say for certain that coal, as a source of fuel and energy, is hardly ever going to go out of use.
As much as governments around the world would like to reduce dependency on this fossil fuel, it seems highly likely that the global consumption of coal is not going to go down anytime soon. Coal remains one of the most popular sources of energy around the world even today, in spite of the environmental concerns revolving the burning and mining of coal.
In this industry scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Global Coal Industry 2014-2019.
Divided into six chapters, this report from Taiyou Research is a complete analysis of the global coal industry. Here's looking at what Chapter 1 contains.
An analysis of the basics of coal including how coal is formed, the various types of coal, the uses of coal as a primary fuel source, and the role of coal in the global energy mix.
An analysis of the global coal market, including industry definition, industry statistics, market value and volume analysis, coal production and consumptions statistics, industry segmentation, the role of coal in providing energy security for a country, and an industry outlook that is segmented according to countries.
An analysis of the market dynamics of the global thermal coal market, including a look at electricity generation from coal, the lower prices of coal, the capital costs of coal and the impact of carbon taxes.
We analyze the global coal industry through a Porter's Five Forces analysis and look at the bargaining power of buyers & suppliers, the competitive rivalry in the industry, the threat of new entrants, and the presence of substitutes, in this scenario the threat from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.
Global coal trade is analyzed through international coal trade, structure of coal trade, volatility in coal prices, the challenge posed by the coal futures in Asia Pacific region, amongst others.
The impact of the economic recession on the global coal industry is analyzed on a country-wise basis. Countries analyzed in this section include Australia, Canada, Germany, Russia, South Africa, and the US.
Environmental impact of coal is analyzed through the impact of both coal mining as well as coal burning. Role of the Kyoto Protocol is discussed along with the environmental regulations in various countries.
In Chapter 2 of the report Global Coal Industry, we analyze the Global Coal Mining Industry. The chapter includes the following:
Analysis of the global coal mining industry including an industry definition, market statistics, industry demand, industry concentration and geographic presence, industry segments analysis, market segments, and industry trade.
An analysis of the global coal mine production, including again an industry definition, market profile, market value & volume analysis, industry segmentation, industry competition, and an industry forecast.
A look at the industry performance through the analysis of the market, the importance of China, the impact of rising coal prices, the expansion in coal trade, and other factors impacting the performance of the global coal mining industry.
A life cycle analysis of the industry in included, along with an analysis of the competition in the global coal mining industry.
Industry characteristic are analyzed in the chapter through a look at industry globalization, high barriers to entry, taxation challenges, industry tariffs, etc.
Regulatory frameworks in various countries impacting the coal mining industry are analyzed, along with a look at industry costs and expenses.
An outlook for the global coal mining industry completes this chapter.
Chapter 3 of the report Global Coal Industry analyzes the major coal producing countries of the world. The country-wise analysis in Chapter 3 includes an analysis of the coal industry in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela.
We also carry out a comparative analysis of the coal industries in China and India.
Moving on to Chapter 4, we analyze the major players in the global coal industry. Major players are analyzed through a company overview, an analysis of the business segments they operate through, a financial analysis, and a SWOT analysis.
In chapter 5 of the report Global Coal Industry, we analyze some of the major coal mines in the world. Each mine is analyzed through a mine overview, mine location, mine geology, mine operations, mine processes, and an environmental profile of the mine. Over 20 coal mines are analyzed in this chapter.
Concluding the report is chapter 6, which carries an appendix and a glossary of terms.
This cutting-edge research offering from Taiyou Research is a comprehensive coverage of the global coal industry.