Long-term shortage of coal

Although the world's total coal reserves considered together are sufficient for many centuries beyond the expected date of depletion of petroleum, some major producing countries are experiencing a shortage of certain coals, including those used for high-grade coke which is needed for the iron and steel industry and for fuel.
Counter Claim:
From 1980 to 1990 the price of coal decreased by almost 50 percent whilst reserves increased.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
16.02.1999 – 00:00 CET