A supply-driven forecast for the future global coal production
2008 (English)Report (Other academic)
Several countries have already reached a maximum of coal production and are in decline, for instance Germany, The UK and Japan. A vast majority of the world’s coal reserves are located within six countries, the Big Six, which control around 85% of the world’s coal. None of these countries has yet reached maximum coal production and when they do they will consequently have a large impact on the global coal production.
The global coal production is forecasted by using a logistic growth model and experience from historical reserve and resource assessments. A maximum production will be reached by 2030. Comparisons are made with other forecasts and the emission scenarios for climate change.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 48 p.
Coal, future coal production, coal reserves, coal resources, Peak Coal
Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject Physics with specialization in Global Energy Resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-129244OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-129244DiVA: diva2:338105