Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate
- Coal markets worldwide
Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe is a consultant in energy, focusing on international issues. Since 2012, she has collaborated with the Center for Energy & Climate of the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) as a research associate, with CyclOpe, the reference publication on commodities, and with CEDIGAZ, the international centre of information on natural gas of IFPEN.
Sylvie has a deep understanding of global gas and coal markets, gained during her career, first as General Secretary of CEDIGAZ, IFPEN, then Project Manager, Gas Centre, Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations in Geneva, then Principal Administrator, Gas Expert, International Energy Agency and then Deputy Director of Business Development and Advisor to the Chairman on energy issues, ATIC SERVICES. She is the author of several reference publications on coal and gas markets. Sylvie is a graduate of École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM).
CCUS in Europe: A New Role and Implications for France and Germany Briefings de l'Ifri, August 25, 2021
A second wave of projects is under development, and it is much different from the 2000 wave. While Norway, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are at its forefront, France and Germany have major competencies, and many projects could be carried out in these countries.
A Review of Recent Trends in China’s Gas Sector and a Glimpse into the 14th Five-Year Plan Notes de l'Ifri, November 2020
China’s economy has rebounded since April 2020 and China is one of the few countries in the world that is expected to avoid a recession in 2020. With low imported gas prices, progress with the gas market liberalization and success in pushing up shale gas production, the window of a golden age...
China’s Quest for Blue Skies: The Astonishing Transformation of the Domestic Gas Market Etudes de l'Ifri, September 2019
China’s gas industry has been moving into a new era. China’s natural gas demand has skyrocketed amid a state campaign that encourages coal-to-gas switching. In just two years, China added 75 billion cubic meters (bcm) to global gas demand, the equivalent of the UK gas market, the second...
The major transformations that are occurring on the Chinese gas market have profound repercussions on the global gas and LNG markets, especially on trade, investment and prices. In just two years, China has become the world’s first gas importer and is on track to become the largest importer of...
For the second consecutive year, the coal sector registered good results in 2018. Global coal demand continues to increase (+0.7% in 2018), reversing the trend observed in 2015-16. Coal accounted for 26% of global primary energy consumption, maintaining its position as the second-largest...
Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization to the Rescue of Coal? Global Perspectives and Focus on China and the United States Etudes de l'Ifri, June 2019
In most of the pathways that limit global warming to 1.5°C, capture of CO2 from fossil-fuel or biomass-based installations and its long-term geological storage (carbon capture and storage - CCS and bio-energy with carbon capture and storage - BECCS) plays a crucial role.
The Trump-led Trade War with China: Energy Dominance Self-destructed? Etudes de l'Ifri, September 2018
Under particular US legal rationale, such as calling foreign imports a “national security threat”, President Donald Trump has started imposing tariffs and/or quotas and has launched national security investigations on a growing number of imported goods from US allies and others alike.
Over the past decade, an increasing number of emerging markets has joined the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import club.
Coal Exit or Coal Expansion? A Review of Coal Market Trends and Policies in 2017 Etudes de l'Ifri, May 2018
Coal in the power sector is the principal focus of climate-related policies due to its high carbon intensity, making CO2 emissions from coal a leading contributor to climate change.
President Trump is using tariffs and quotas as weapons in his trade dispute with China. Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe and Jean-François Boittin of think tank the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) argue that his actions threaten US energy dominance worldwide.
“US LNG exports will revolutionise international trade in LNG” according to a recently published report from French think-tank, Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (Ifri)....