Clemens Haftendorn, Franziska Holz, Christian von Hirschhausen
Coal is set to remain a major source of primary energy in the future. It is cheap compared to renewables and relatively abundant compared to the other fossil fuels oil and natural gas. Coal plays a significant role in the development of the two Asian giants China and India. But coal is also the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide per unit of energy generated and future climate and carbon policy will have an impact on coal use. We use a numerical model called COALMOD-World (Haftendorn et al., 2010) to explore four different scenarios of future climate policy: a worldwide climate policy scenario, a European only climate policy scenario, a supply side limitation policy scenario and a carbon capture and storage (CCS) fast roll-out scenario.