Coal Facts

Coal is critical to our world, through its use in providing much-needed affordable electricity and also in building our societies through its use in steel and cement. 37% of the world’s electricity and over 70% of the world’s steel is produced using coal.


The world still needs coal – not only is coal the affordable choice for energy in many markets, but it remains the only viable choice for critical industries. Coal even plays a significant role in the construction of renewable energy infrastructure and supporting these fuels on the grid. It is crucial to the societal development of hundreds of millions of people, particularly in emerging economies.

What is coal & where is it found?





The world still needs coal

Coal has many important uses worldwide – not only in providing energy but also in building modern societies. It’s used in electricity generation, steel production, cement manufacturing and as a liquid fuel.

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