China's Coal Production Will Peak In 2027

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We've covered the topic of peak coal a couple of times, so apropos of China's prodigious coal use actually masking global warming a bit over the past decade is some interesting analysis from The Oil Drum. Dr Minqi Li takes a look at peak coal in China (the nation is the world's largest producer of coal) and comes to the conclusion that by 2027 coal production there will peak, at about 5.1 billion tons. Globally minus China, Li notes, coal production will peak in 2027 as well, with an additional 4.1 billion tons produced. Read more: The Oil Drum
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