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April 2015

32nd International Pittsburgh Coal Conference and the 2015 U.S. CMM Conference Combine Forces in a Special CMM Track

Now accepting abstracts for a special CMM track: 1 May 2015 deadline
5 - 8 October 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.pccpitt.org Exit EPA
CMM Track Call for abstracts

Special Issue on “Abandoned Coal Mines: From Liabilities to Assets?”

The International Journal of Coal Geology seeks papers which document novel advances in theory and / or practice in the area of converting abandoned coal mine gas and water liabilities into assets. The call for papers closes on 1 November 2015.

Source: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-coal-geology/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-abandoned-coal-mines-from-liabilities-to-as/ Exit EPA

Events

Upcoming Events

Navigating the American Carbon World, presented by Climate Action Reserve
28 30 April 2015
Los Angeles, California
Website: http://www.nacw2015.org Exit EPA

GMI Coal Subcommittee Meeting and Coal Mine Methane Workshop — Registration now open!
3 4 June 2015
Bogota, Colombia
Website: http://epa.gov/globalmethane/meeting06032015.htm

2015 Longwall USA Exhibition & Conference
16 18 June 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.longwallusa.com/index.php?c=2153&w=1 Exit EPA

32nd International Pittsburgh Coal Conference and the 2015 U.S. CMM Conference Combine Forces in a Special CMM Track
Now accepting abstracts for a special CMM track: 1 May 2015 deadline

5 - 8 October 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.pccpitt.org Exit EPA
CMM Track Call for abstracts

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Publications

Recently Released Publications

Stochastic reservoir simulation for the modeling of uncertainty in coal seam degasification Exit EPA
Karacan, Ö. C. and Olea R.
Fuel, Volume 148, pp. 87-97, May 2015.

Map of Assessed Coalbed-Gas Resources in the United States, 2014
U.S. Geological Survey National Assessment of Oil and Gas Resources, December 2014.

Carbon Corner

Global energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide stalled in 2014

The International Energy Agency states that preliminary data shows that global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector stood unchanged from the previous year.

Source: http://www.iea.org/newsroomandevents/news/2015/march/global-energy-related-emissions-of-carbon-dioxide-stalled-in-2014.html Exit EPA

Cutting Carbon Pollution in America

The United States is leading global efforts to address the threat of climate change by taking some common-sense steps to curb carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases. Initiatives that drive energy efficiency, promote clean energy and carbon pollution standards for power plants are believed to be part of the path toward a clean energy economy.

Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change

EU carbon market emissions dropped by 3.7% in 2014

Participants in the European carbon market will be watching emissions numbers, as emissions have fallen in 2014, due to factors like higher renewable energy output and lower electricity consumption.

Source: http://www.greentechlead.com/climate/eu-carbon-market-emissions-dropped-by-3-7-in-2014-analysis-22516 Exit EPA

Year-on-Year January 2013 March 2015 Comparison of Average Monthly Prices of Gas, Electricity and Carbon Offsets (ARB):

Chart showing January 2013  March 2015 comparison of average monthly prices of gas, electricity  and carbon offsets (ARB)

Sources: Henry Hub Prices*, ARB Offset Prices** Exit EPA, Electricity Prices***

*Henry Hub gas prices are a widely accepted national indicator of gas prices, and therefore chosen for this display. **ARB Offset Prices shown represent all compliance offset protocols. The Mine Methane Capture protocol was not adopted until April 2014. ***Retail electricity prices displayed are for all sectors covering the entire U.S.

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