by Richard Heinberg

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Exposing the dirty secrets and hidden costs of coal--the not-so-cheap alternative to oil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550924299
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 1 MB

About 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.

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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