Scaling the Peak
A blog about Peak Oil and a family attempting to cope.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Coal on the rise this week
Humans are increasing our use of coal for fuel, despite environmental costs and the eventual specter of peak supplies.
Europe is building
up to 50 more coal-fired power plants
. Environmentalists protest, but defenders cite technological improvements and rising fuel costs.
An American project to test burning coal cleanly
is about to fire up
At home on the mountain, we're not using coal now, nor are we planning to start.
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