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Will coal surpass oil as the world’s top energy source?

Posted on 24 January 2013

According to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), demand for energy has been increasing steadily since 2000, and coal supplies account for nearly half of the incremental primary energy supply globally. Coal demand grew 4.3 percent in 2011 alone and is unlikely to decrease in the foreseeable future.
“Coal’s share of the global energy mix continues to grow each year, and if no changes are made to current policies, coal will catch oil within a decade,” Maria van der Hoeven, IEA executive director, said………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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