Coal is a non-renewable fossil fuel and source of energy which means that whilst it is in abundance now, some time in the future our sources will run out and we will be forced to find other means of sustaining our way of life. Here at Pearson Fuels, we’re going to delve into the wonders of what the future might hold once coal runs out…

Renewable Energy

The secret to sustaining our energy will be finding a source that is renewable. This simply means that it will never run out and will always be readily available. In fact, countries such as India and Brazil have already begun looking into renewable sources of energy. The UK should start following in their footsteps in order to join the rapidly expanding renewable movements.

Energy Island

A two day workshop was held in 2015 that explored the concept known as ‘energy island’ which is a key tool in the shift towards a globally sustainable energy system. The dynamics of the UK were downgraded to small areas in order to try and develop how energy can be supplied. Through the metaphor ‘energy island’ it was discovered that places like the peninsula of Cornwall can improve their economies by becoming self-sufficient in energy and suggests that this may be possible for the whole of the UK at some point in the future.

Thankfully our current supplies of coal suggest that we won’t run out for another 200 years which means that we don’t have to start panicking yet- however it is always a good idea to be prepared. As the best coal merchants around, the team here at Pearson Fuels found it very exciting to look into what the future without coal might hold whilst also making us thankful that we have access to it now! Get in contact with a member of the team to find out more information today!