DailyDirt: Peak Coal And Other Energy-Related Stories
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Nuclear fusion technologies always seem to be about 30 years away from practicality. Meanwhile, cheap fossil fuels keep getting an extended life span. But it looks like the predictions of Peak Coal may be kicking in again -- though, new mining techniques might still throw a wrench into the estimates. How many times can the "peak oil/coal/etc" folks cry wolf?
Coal prices are on the rise -- according to a scientist. So maybe getting a lump of coal in your Christmas stocking isn't such a bad thing. I'm just waiting for "Cash4Coal" infomercials now... [url] Curious to know what Chernobyl looks like now? Take a tour! The Ukraine plans to start selling tickets to see one of the worst nuclear disasters -- so pre-order your tickets now, before they're all gone. [url] Really small lithium batteries could help improve battery designs. If we can understand how anodes degrade, that bunny with the drum will really keep going and going (and we'll be able to store energy more conveniently). [url] Here's what Peak Coal/Oil/Gas looks like in a graph. Remember to revisit this graph in 2030 to see how accurate its predictions were. [url] The European Parliament rejected a fusion financing plan for Iter. Achieving controlled fusion in the 2020's might not happen, but no one is really surprised by the news. [url]