Coal has played this important role for centuries – not only providing electricity, but also an essential fuel for steel and cement production, and other industrialactivities. The Coal Resource provides a comprehensive overview of coal and the role it plays in our lives .
Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content and since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.