Coal and oil are two of the worlds most important sources of primary energy. A multi-trillion dollar infrastructure has been created to locate, produce, transport, process, and burn coal and oil. This infrastructure has made modern life possible. In some of the worlds largest economies, coal-fired power plants generate at least half of all electricity, and in almost all nations, transportation is synonymous with oil consumption.

Coal and Oil 2009, Facts on File, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780816070831