Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Uses of Coal

Different types of coal have different uses. Steam coal – also known as thermal coal – is mainly used in power generation. Coking coal – also known as metallurgical coal – is mainly used in steel production. The biggest market for coal is Asia, which currently accounts for over 67% of global coal consumption; although Continue Reading

Hornets Have Natural Solar Cells!

Do you know who is the most competent solar power expert, according to a research team from Tel Aviv University? It is the humble common Oriental hornet! Much to the astonishment of the scientists and researchers, the hornet utilizes solar power much like a plant and it produces electricity. Think how much easier it would Continue Reading

Coal Makes Major Contributions to National Economies

In addition to its direct role as an energy resource, coal plays a significant global role in┬ásustainable development. Coal mining is a critical contributor to many economies. From providing employment, export and royalty revenues through to local services and the development of infrastructure, coal mining makes a substantial contribution to improving the livelihoods of many. Continue Reading

Life Without Coal?

Modern life is unimaginable without electricity. It lights houses, buildings, streets, provides domestic and industrial heat, and powers most equipment used in homes, offices and machinery in factories. Improving access to electricity worldwide is critical to alleviating poverty. Coal plays a vital role in electricity generation worldwide. Coal-fired power plants currently fuel 41% of global Continue Reading