Coal is the world’s most reliable, affordable fuel source for generating baseload electricity and will continue to be for the long-term.
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Energy makes all things possible. It brings light to humanity and longer, more satisfying lives. With global energy access − all other goals for society become far more possible. The United Nations links life expectancy, educational attainment and income with per capita energy use.

Almost 130 years after the invention of the steam turbine, half the world’s population − 3.5 billion people − lacks adequate energy access, and one-third of those are children. Approximately 1.3 billion people have no access at all. And during the next 20 years, as the global population grows, another two billion people will need access to power. At this pace, some five to six billion people could lack adequate access to electricity by 2030.