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.
Wood Mackenzie believes that by 2020, coal will take oil's place as the most dominant source of fuel in the world.
There are four main types of coal: lignite, sub-bituminous, bituminous and anthracite. Here's a look at their characteristics and uses.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently released new rules aimed at decreasing carbon pollution from future power plants, and most coal industry members are not pleased.
At the Coal Association of Canada's 2013 conference, Milton Catelin, chief executive of the World Coal Association, explained why he's glad coal is set to remain a key part of the world's energy mix.
Australia was the fifth-largest coal producer in the world in 2012, according to the World Coal Association.
Last week, India's Supreme Court reprimanded the country's coal ministry for slowing down the Coalgate investigation by losing files crucial to the case.
There's no time like the present to get involved in the coal sector.
Australia's coal industry has faced seemingly constant problems in the past few months, but Peabody Energy believes that it is still the place to be.