Comments on: Coal growth forecast to reign for decades http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KML http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/comment-page-1/#comment-335614 Mon, 07 Jul 2008 01:49:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/#comment-335614 As a transition stage, coal is still an indispensable part of the energy blocks. To some extend, coal is better than oil. Political wills and economic stesses will eventually collide, deciding which is final winner(s).

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By: joe http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/comment-page-1/#comment-335574 Wed, 02 Jul 2008 14:14:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/#comment-335574 So is anyone still pretending that we’ve got a hope of meeting the IPPC CO2 target anytime in the future? It sounds more and more unlikely.

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By: Andrew C http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/comment-page-1/#comment-335505 Thu, 26 Jun 2008 22:41:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/#comment-335505 The issues do not only concern ‘Developed’ nations. Any accord must take on-board the needs of developing nations whose initial energy requirements are likely to peak above the mean energy consumption of developed nations. The developed nations therefore need to calculate into any agreement, suficient reductions of emmisions in order to off-set the developing nations peeak rates of energy consumption! Sadly, I suspect this to be an issue that will receive adequate attention.

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By: timetobike http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/comment-page-1/#comment-335504 Thu, 26 Jun 2008 22:01:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/#comment-335504 The good news is that the price of coal is up 400% from the beginning of 2008. At some point people will realize that not only is alternative energy cleaner, but cheaper too!

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By: george http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/comment-page-1/#comment-335495 Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:14:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/06/25/coal-growth-forecast-to-reign-for-decades/#comment-335495 International investment markets are declining. This is a good indication rising oil prices are wreaking havoc with the world economy. The real question is will citizens from developed countries pressure their governments to reach a sweeping international accord, or simply address inflationary concerns by making more types of energy available regardless of environmental impact. I think the latter becomes more likely if too much time passes allowing the world ecomomic troubles to worsen before any agreements are made on energy production.

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