Coal Matters - new fact sheets available

14th May 2012

WCA has produced a series of fact sheets entitled Coal Matters. The three fact sheets provide a general overview of the role of coal in global energy supply and electricity generation, supported by key facts and statistics.

Coal Matters 1: Coal in the global energy supply

This fact sheet provides an overview of the role that coal has played in supplying primary energy over the last decade and the role it can play in the future under different energy demand scenarios. It also looks into the role of coal in various industry sectors, such as steel production and manufacturing industries.

Coal Matters 2: Global availability of coal

This fact sheet provides up-to-date statistics on global coal reserves and resources, as well as their international distribution and international coal trade patterns.

Coal Matters 3: Coal and electricity generation

This fact sheet provides a summary of the current role of coal in electricity generation across countries and continents, and the potential of advanced coal technologies and CCS in reducing global GHG emissions.

To request a hard copy of the fact sheets, please complete the WCA Publications  order form.