World to continue to burn more coal
Coal will come close to outstripping oil as the world's top energy source by 2017, according to the latest projections from the International Energy Agency (IEA)Coal met nearly half of the rise in global energy demand during the first decade of the 21st century and this trend is set to continue with 1.2 billion tonnes more coal predicted to be burned in 2017
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