About Coal

As the world charts the course for a sustainable energy future, the most compelling answer is coal.

As the world charts the course for a sustainable energy future, the most compelling answer is coal. Coal’s abundance, low cost and security of supply made it the fastest-growing major fuel for the past decade. It now accounts for more than 30 percent of global energy use, the highest level since 1969. And its growth will only continue as populations increase, industrialization and urbanization advance and hundreds of millions of people enter the middle class.

Coal is the world's fastest growing major fuel. Find out more here and here.

Coal Fueled Electricity

Coal-Fueled Electricity

A major global build-out of coal-fired  generation is under way. There is a strong correlation between electrification and improved quality of life.

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BTU Conversion

Btu Conversion

Emerging technologies allow the energy stored in coal to be converted into other high-demand energy forms.



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Industry Resources - haul truck with coal

Industry Resources

Visit a variety of mining industry websites and resources to learn more about coal's vital role around the world.

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Glossary of Terms - train with coal

Glossary of Terms

Discover more by learning about popular industry terms... from Btu to unit train.


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