‘Coal to become top fuel by 2035′

November 9th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 9 (IANS) Coal will overtake oil as the largest fuel in the global energy mix by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said here Wednesday.

Coal has met almost half of the increase in global energy demand over the last decade, according to the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2011.

“Maintaining current policies would see coal use rise by a further 65 percent by 2035, overtaking oil as the largest fuel in the global energy mix,” Xinhua reported quoting the report.

“The main market for traded coal continues to shift from the Atlantic to the Pacific, but the scale and direction of international trade flows are highly uncertain, particularly after 2020,” it said.

The IEA works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 members and publishes World Energy Outlook every year.

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