Across the world there are 1.3 billion people without access to electricity. Coal is an essential resource for meeting the challenges facing the modern world. It plays a major role in delivering electricity access across the globe and it is fundamental in the creation of the crucial building blocks of sustainable communities - steel and concrete, as well as providing energy for transport.
This latest WCA publication demonstrates the vital role coal has in delivering energy to the 1.3 billion people who lack access to it. It also demonstrates coal's role in building sustainable communities. New technologies and business practices mean coal will be a key part of a low carbon future.