While everyone knows about the threat of peak oil, peak coal is looming, but for somewhat different reasons.
Peak coal would be the product of an adjustment in demand brought on by green energy programs worldwide, according to a presentation by Kjell Aleklett is the president of The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas.
That means that while we have plenty of coal in the ground, we’re just not willing to use it. And while the world might still be in desperate need of energy, coal, according to this presentation, isn’t a likely solution.
An energy economist predicted that even if oil and gas run out, there's enough underground coal to fill the gap.
Montana and Wyoming are could have the greatest coal production in the U.S. based on recoverable reserves.
Coal liquefaction is a process that converts coal to a liquid fuel and allows coal to be used as an alternative to oil.
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