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COAL USE REPORT
GLASER, J. A. COAL USE REPORT. DOI 10.1007/s10098-0, R. Jain; S.K. Sikdar (ed.), CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 9(2):85-88, (2007).
The world's coal reserves have been estimated to be about one exagram accessible with current extraction technology. The energy content has been valued at 290 zettajourles. Using a value of 15 terawatt as the current global energy consumption, the coal supply could global needs for 600 years. In the time of impending petroleum depletion, it is incumbent on society to properly set the role of coal as part of the energy system for the global community.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS BRANCH