Science Inventory

COAL USE REPORT

Citation:

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).

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Description:

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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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/NON-PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 05/10/2007
Record Last Revised: 08/21/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 173043

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS BRANCH