Monday, June 25, 2007

2 on peak coal

via EB

Science Panel Finds Fault With Estimates of Coal Supply
Matthew L. Wald, NY Times
The United States may not have nearly as much coal as is popularly believed, and mining the remaining resources may be more dangerous for workers and the environment than current operations, the National Academy of Sciences said in a report Wednesday.

Richard Heinberg: Peak Oil, Peak Coal and Beyond (Audio and Video)
Peak Moment, Global Public Media
Hot topics from Richard Heinberg: record-high U.S. fuel prices; the ethanol big-business boondoggle; coal projected to peak about a hundred years early (around 2020); what the climate change discussion is missing; and enjoying ourselves as we "go local." Episode 63.Janaia Donaldson hosts Peak Moment, a television series emphasizing positive responses to energy decline and climate change through local community action. How can we thrive, build stronger communities, and help one another in the transition from a fossil fuel-based lifestyle?(9 June 2007)

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