25.01.2013 - Why coal isnít going anywhere
The coal industry has taken a beating in recent years. The discovery of natural gas in the U.S. has reduced the role of coal in the electric power industry: In 2012, the demand for coal has declined and coal companies, such as Arch Coal, have suffered from this drop in consumption. So, is it time to count out coal? I think this sentiment is premature. During 2012, the consumption of coal in electric power industry declined compared to previous years: in the first nine months of 2012, total consumption reached 615 million short tons; during the same time in 2011, consumption reached 722 million short tons...............................................Full Article: Source
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