Session Details

The Case for Investing in Coal

Thursday, March 12

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Economic and social obstacles persist, but coal will be a major contributor to the global and US energy generation mix for decades. What are the challenges inherent in producing the volume of coal necessary to meet demand? What strategies will incentivize capital investment? How can a modern coal-producing company position itself to return profit as demand shifts to developing economies and recedes from traditional markets? What role could diversification play in providing a safety net when demand cycles are weak? Can coal companies position themselves to meet growing ESG requirements? How do we maintain a viable labor force?

Session Speakers
  • Jim Thompson

    IHS Markit

    Senior Director, Coal, Energy

  • Jack Porco

    Xcoal Energy & Resources

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Jeremy Sussman


    Chief Financial Officer

  • Nicolas Descoqs

    Alken Asset Management

    Fund Manager - Alken Energy Transition

  • Joey Ross

    Alliance Resource Partners, LP

    VP – Business Development