Are we approaching peak coal? Part 1

Friday, January 09, 2009

From a post on Climate Progress, a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization:

The imminent reality of peak oil production should be clear to all by now (see “Normally staid IEA says oil will peak in 2020“).

Now some very serious people are suggesting that there is a lot less accessible coal out there than most folks believe. If we are nearing peak coal (and peak oil), then we would need to embrace the rapid transition to a clean energy economy almost as urgently as we need to embrace it to avoid destroying the climate.
The post continues with an analysis of various reports on coal reserves.