Whichever way you look at it, this
little black rock provides many
benefits to our economy, wages,
infrastructure and everyday lifestyle.
And it can now reduce its emissions by
up to 40%.
Join us in exploring some of the amazing things coal can do.
…creates $6 billion in wages each year
…powers 71% of all electricity on the grid
…is worth $40 billion to Australia in exports annually1
…and can reduce its emissions by up to 40%
…. accounts for 41% of all global electricity, creates most of the world’s steel, and even the footpaths you walk on.2
The coal industry is working hard to lower emissions, putting millions towards innovation, research and new technology. Compared with older coal technology CO2 emissions have already been cut by 40% and research continues into making coal cleaner and more sustainable for generations to come. Technology such as carbon capture and storage is leading the way and even helping to improve other industries such as oil and gas. CCS is now operating commercially and reducing CO2 emissions from coal power by up to 90%.4Explore more
The demand for coal continues to increase as the world’s urban population grows from 4.0 billion in 2015 to a projected 6.3 billion in 2050. Working alongside other energy sources, coal will continue to play an important role, as we create more efficient technology and work on finding cleaner ways of using our abundant resources.5Explore more