Diamonds are Botswana's top export, but its reserves of the gems will reportedly be depleted by 2029. Coal may end up being the country's saviour.
In the final chapter of the Coal 101 series, an overview of sub-bituminous coal is presented.
Here's a look at what lignite is, what it's used for and where it's mined.
Coal Investing News recently spoke with David Schwedel, founder and lead investor of Coalview, about why it's important to recover coal fines and how it's done. He also touches on why he believes a positive future is in store for the much-maligned fuel.
2013 US coal production and export numbers are expected to come in lower than they were in 2012, but Moody's sees this year bringing stability for those producing the fuel in the country.
Here's a look at what anthracite is used for, as well as where it's mined and which companies are mining it.
There are two types of metallurgical coal, thermal and metallurgical. Here's a look at what they are used for, where they are mined and which companies are mining them.
Can the "wonder material" of the 21st century be derived from coal? According to scientists at Rice University, the answer is yes.
Last week, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, told the World Coal Association's International Coal & Climate Summit that the coal industry that it must "change rapidly and dramatically." Thus far, the response from coal industry members has been positive.
Queensland's government is thinking of offering incentives such as lower state royalties and port access to coal companies operating in the Galilee Basin, but environmental groups and miners alike believe it is a bad idea.