Rising Global Coal Demand by 2050 Unavoidable, DOE Official Says
By Dean Scott, Bloomberg Law
The U.S. and other nations will need to mount a massive effort to capture and store carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants because coal will remain a dominant source of global energy use through 2050, a Trump administration official said Thursday.
“Fossil fuels are here to stay. They are not going to be a transition fuel,” with global consumption slated to increase globally by 2050, largely due to increased demand from developing nations, says Lou Hrkman, a Department of Energy deputy assistant secretary for fossil energy.