November 15, 2011
Coal: The Forgotten Fuel
Antony Froggatt, Chatham House
This startling fact from the International Energy Agency (IEA)'s 2011 World Energy Outlook highlights the undeniable truth that unless the deployment of unabated coal is stopped, global emissions will exceed the two degree threshold within a decade. Changing this growth pattern will not be easy as most of the recent growth and predicted new consumption of coal is expected in the emerging economies, such as China and India. Both countries are expected to double their coal consumption in the power sector by 2035 if existing policies remain in force as they continue to meet demand caused by ever increasing urbanization and remain at the heart of global manufacturing. . .
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