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Coal to Approach Oil as Top Energy Source by 2017, IEA Says

Bloomberg -- Global coal demand will rise 2.6 percent annually in the next six years and challenge oil as the top energy source, according to the International Energy Agency.

Coal consumption will climb to 4.32 billion tons of oil equivalent by 2017, compared with about 4.4 billion for oil, the Paris-based agency said today in its first Medium-Term Coal Market Report. Usage will rise in all regions except the U.S., where cheap natural gas has damped demand, the IEA said.

Demand for coal rose 4.3 percent last year, with China accounting for 67 percent of the increase to replace Japan as the largest importer of the fuel, according to the report. Coal is the most polluting fossil fuel and without limits by climate change policies, demand and emissions of carbon dioxide will continue to rise, ...


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Submitted Dec 19, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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Dooooooh
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 9:32:28 PM

We need to increase our use as well.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 8:52:16 PM

To: GT3186 Re: Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 11:52:15 AM (Printed below)

"This is laughable. We mine it, but are being discouraged from using it, even though our technology allows for relatively clean burning; so we export it to countries that don't care how it burns."

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The "All Of The Above" policy of our Hypocrite-in-Chief is a good example of how he speaks out of both sides of his mouth. The "war on coal" is real and it won't be long before shipping it to other countries will be taboo or just cost prohibitive because of added regulations.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 1:44:34 PM

Man, you are so right GT3186.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 12:37:32 PM

You got it GT3186, another great example of Eco-imperialism.
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Coming to a stocking near you on Christmas morning.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 9:52:15 AM

This is laughable. We mine it, but are being discouraged from using it, even though our technology allows for relatively clean burning; so we export it to countries that don't care how it burns.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 9:39:01 AM

Infrastructures in other countries are stuck on coal....
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 8:47:17 AM

The IEA is fairly worthless. A toothless OPEC basically.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 8:19:56 AM

Sad to hear this - have they not heard of natural gas?
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 7:18:12 AM

but WE have eco nutz to deal with
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:19:53 AM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:16:54 AM

Chine realizes that the expansion of renewable energy sources is insufficient to provide the energy needs of the country. Oil is too expensive and much of the oil for the country is imported. Coal is produced in China and is imported at a much lower cost per Joule than oil. Coal requires fewer special storage and handling facilities than oil or LNG. As coal falls out of favor in some countries, the global market is depressed which help keep the price of coal down. Look for China to keep expanding their coal use.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:11:07 AM

Every where but in the US.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 6:10:10 AM

Really? Coal is the headliner again.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:41:45 AM

Obviously Obama and his EPA don't like it.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:05:39 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 5:02:10 AM

It is a goo fuel but need to be made clean burning.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:57:29 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:16:28 AM

Maybe Hussein will have a talk with these folks.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 4:13:56 AM

Obama hates this and will do everything to stop it.
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Not if Obama has anything to say about it.
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Really !
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 1:44:09 AM

interesting......
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 1:29:26 AM

Coal has been a major source of energy. But it is becoming primative
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 12:39:44 AM

Coal is the dirtiest source of energy.
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2012 12:27:40 AM

Demand for coal rose 4.3 percent last year, with China accounting for 67 percent of the increase to replace Japan as the largest importer of the fuel.

Coal.... the most polluting and most destructive of all fossil fuels will have the Chinese population choking and gagging on increased emissions of carbon dioxide for years to come.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:20:30 PM

Too bad, coal is a very dirty energy source.
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Did you see this coming
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:15:43 PM

Obozo does not want more coal power plants.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:14:55 PM

This is excellent!!! We have vast amounts of coal in USA.
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we will see dhan
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This is not good
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:08:47 PM

China hasn't embraced the anti-fossil fuel stupidity that the US has and therefore will overtake us as the economic super-giant of the world.
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I doubt it.
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great
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I'm starting a gas mask company.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:03:31 PM

An energy source of which we have plenty for decades to come if Obama does not completely destroy its use.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:01:42 PM

Coal is good.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 11:01:00 PM

If we worry about pollution - why are we exporting a polluting fuel with out including the knowledge to clean the emmisions.That would be the responsible thing to do.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 10:59:40 PM

make gas from coal??
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Coal is a good source of energy as long as the scrubbers are in place.
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Great!! Bet the Greenies will be crying in their cool aid.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 10:54:17 PM

o.k.
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i would really hope that in this day and age that folks would be using renewable energy
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I'm sure demand for it will grow.
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 10:52:38 PM

No matter what you do to it coal is still a dirty fuel to use.
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reduce the cost
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Stack scrubbers don't do anything about the flyash left over from burning coal, @Cellsite. Ever see the size of the retention ponds used to store all that foul ash? Also, when the dam holding back that ink-black water fails, it makes for quite a site as all that muck slides down the river and through any towns on the way.
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steam engine car?
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