peak coal

China Slaps Tax On Coal Imports

China has announced it will reintroduce import tariffs of 6% a tonne on thermal coal used to generate electricity and a 3% a tonne on metallurgical coal used to smelt iron. The tariffs are not new but a return to those that were in place when China first began to … [continued]

Peak Coal as Early as 2025

With dwindling fossil fuel supplies, coal has been viewed as the energy source of last resort. This outlook is changing as estimated global coal supplies seem to have been severely inflated. Is coal’s future in doubt? Many experts are saying yes. Professor David Rutledge of CalTech believes that world coal … [continued]