The Death of Old King Coal Is Greatly Exaggerated

Despite the rise of cheap natural gas and the wailing of environmentalists, coal consumption is positioned to grow steadily through at least 2040.  What is behind the apparent “coal renaissance”?  What are the implications?  Who are the likely winners and losers?  We’ll explain.

As recently as last year, coal seemed to be in danger of becoming as obsolete as a source of energy as whale blubber oil.  Coal was threatened by a combination of politics, technology, and economics. This content is for TRENDS SUBSCRIPTION members only.

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