By Dr. Werner Zittel, Jörg Schindler, Energy Watch Group
"Global coal reserve data are of poor quality, but seem to be biased towards the high side. Production profile projections suggest the global peak of coal production to occur around 2025 at 30 percent above current production in the best case. There should be a wide discussion on this subject leading to better data in order to provide a reliable and transparent basis for long term decisions regarding the future structure of our energy system." (Excerpts)
By Jörg Schindler, Werner Zittel, ASPO
The portrayal by the IEA of the possibility of an unbroken continuation of future growth in oil supply is, given the clearly recognizable limitations, a false and dangerous signal.