Coal group disputes EC's gas-heavy energy scenario

Associazione Generale Operatori Carboni (Assocarboni), a Rome-based organization representing companies in the Italian coal industry, has challenged the European Commission's energy scenario for a continent increasingly dependent on natural gas.Assocarboni disputed some of the findings of an EC energy report titled World Energy, Technology and Climate Policy Outlook (WETO).While agreeing with WETO's estimate that world energy consumption will double over the next 30 years, Assocarboni Pres. Andrea Clavarino dismissed the EC report as being skewed by claims that increased supplies of natural gas will satisfy increasing world energy needs. "Even if the oil reserves are expected to b...

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