Stranded Assets and Subcritical Coal: The Risk to Companies and Investors

University of Oxford, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, March 2015

by Ben Caldecott, Gerard Dericks and James Mitchell

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This report from the Stranded Assets Programme at Oxford University locates subcritical coal-fired power stations globally and identifies the ones most at risk of stranding due to their carbon intensity and deleterious effects on local air pollution and water stress. The research shows which companies own these assets and ranks companies by exposure. Furthermore, the report examines how environment-related risks facing subcritical coal assets might develop in the future.

Read the full report

Read an article in RenewEconomy about the report, particularly focusing on implications for Australia.