Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

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The peak of world coal production may be less than two decades away.

Our ability to minimize climate change will hinge on reducing, not increasing, our coal consumption

"Clean coal" technology cannot be developed on a large scale.

Blackout is a must-read for planners, educators, and anyone concerned about energy consumption, peak oil and climate change.

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Overview

The peak of world coal production may be less than two decades away.

Our ability to minimize climate change will hinge on reducing, not increasing, our coal consumption

"Clean coal" technology cannot be developed on a large scale.

Blackout is a must-read for planners, educators, and anyone concerned about energy consumption, peak oil and climate change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865716568
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,423,763
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Richard Heinberg is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators. A journalist, editor, lecturer, and Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, he is the award-winning author of seven previous books including Peak Everything, The Party's Over, and Powerdown. Richard has appeared in many documentaries (including The 11th Hour) and national radio and television programs.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

1 How Much Coal Do We Have? 13

2 Coal in the United States 35

3 Coal in China 55

4 Coal in Russia and India 73

5 Coal in Australia, South Africa, Europe, South America, Indonesia, and Canada 89

6 Coal and Climate 113

7 New Coal Technologies 129

8 Three Scenarios 145

Notes 169

Bibliography 183

Index 191

About the Author 201

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