Monthly Archives: March 2014

Coal : Energy Source

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There are over 860 billion tonnes of proven coal reserves worldwide. This means that there is enough coal to last us around 118 years at current rates of production.  In comparison to this, proven oil and gas reserves are equivalent to around 46 and 59 years at current production levels. Coal outlasts oil and gas combined. Continue Reading

Coal: A Key Fuel for the Future

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[Source:  http://www.worldcoal.org/resources/coal-statistics/coal-matters/] The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that global electricity demand could double between 2009 and 2035 as more people get basic access to electricity around the world and household energy consumption grows in the developing world. During the same period, global steel demand is likely to go up by around 60%, as a result Continue Reading

Coal: The Largest Source of New Energy over the Past Ten Years

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[Source:  http://www.worldcoal.org/resources/coal-statistics/coal-matters/] Almost half of the world’s additional energy demand over the past ten years was provided by coal. All other fuels combined, including oil, natural gas, renewables and nuclear energy, accounted for the other half. In fact, every year over the last decade coal has been the world’s fastest growing energy source, driven by Continue Reading