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Coal to remain on top in global energy mix

Posted on 01 August 2013

Coal will remain the main fuel for electricity generation globally, according to a new report from the IEA Clean Coal Centre. Hermine Nalbandian, senior research scientist, and Nigel Dong, energy strategy researcher, IEA Clean Coal Centre, argue that, although coal’s share of the total electricity generation will fall, the resource will remain the main fuel for electricity generation globally.
In 2010, global consumption of commercial energy totalled 18 billion t of coal equivalent. With a 28% share, coal ranked second after oil as one of the major sources of primary energy and natural gas, at 21%, ranked third. Gross power generation with coal was approximately 41% and gas 22%………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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