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).
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.
South Korea's New Electricity Plan. Cosmetic Changes or a Breakthrough for the Climate? Edito Energie, February 2018
Shortly after his inauguration in May 2017, the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In, announced a major policy shift away from nuclear and coal power, and toward renewables and gas. This would have meant a complete U-turn from previous policies, considering that nuclear and coal produced 40%...
The Role of Gas in the European Energy Transition: Challenges and Opportunities Études de l'Ifri, January 2018
Following difficult years for the European gas industry, natural gas is back to the front stage.
This study addresses the resilience factors of the American production of light tight oil, in particular regarding the evolution of the financial model, and the regulatory changes with the authorisation of exports for crude oil. The paper also evaluates the development perspectives of the...
Surprising coal markets: while the world coal demand is diminishing, the steam coal price doubled in 2016. After five years of uninterrupted price decline and a sluggish world demand, this strong price hike might appear as paradoxical. This paper explains the principal reasons for this...
Southeast Asia is one of the world's most dynamic regions and experiences strong economic and energy demand growth rates. In this context, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is seeking to interconnect the electric grids and gas networks of the countries...
This study addresses the consequences of US Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports towards Europe, in particular on the strategy of Russia, the EU’s main gas supplier.
Despite a landmark agreement on climate in December 2015, reducing the share of coal in the world energy mix will remain extremely difficult. This paper analyses five large consumers choices in terms of coal and clean coal technologies.
The European Gas Market Looking for its Golden Age? Paris : Ifri, 2015, 93 p. (Coll. Les études Ifri)
The EU gas policy has to deal with a new landscape on the supply and demand sides. This study examines five major recent evolutions of the EU gas market: the relations with Russia, LNG coming back to Europe, the decrease of Groningen production, the contrasted evolutions of shale gas and the...
Four years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and a few months before the opening of the Paris Climate Conference, Japan is about to clarify its energy and climate policy.