Non-OECD Countries with Rising Coal Consumption for Electricity Generation

The following chart shows the non-OECD countries with increasing use of coal for electricity generation : Click to enlarge     Source: Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2012, IEA Related ETF: Market Vectors-Coal ETF (KOL) Also checkout: Should You Invest in the Land of Komodo Dragons? 10 Coal Stocks from the Russell Global Coal Index Why Invest in …

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Use of Coal in Electricity Generation of Select Countries

Coal is a major source of fuel for electricity generation in many countries. Relatively cheap and abundantly available, coal will continue to play a significant role in power production for years to come. I came across the following chart showing coal use in electricity generation in select countries: Click to enlarge   Source: Coal and …

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Location of World’s Main Fossil Fuel Reserves

Fossil fuels are still the main source of energy for most of the world despite the increasing use of renewable energy sources. Oil, Natural gas and Coal are the three main fossil fuels. While most countries have at least one of these three fuel sources, some countries and regions have an abundance of one or …

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Chart: Commodity Prices Since 1800

The following chart shows the price of an index of commodity prices from 1800: Click to enlarge Source:  Quarterly Commentary 2, Allan Gray Investment Management, South Africa Despite the rise in commodity prices in the past two decades the long-term trend is still down. According to the author of the report, over the past two centuries …

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Why Invest in U.S. Coal Companies?

Coal remains the major source of power generation in the U.S. Just over 42% of total power generated comes from coal-powered plants.With the rise of renewal energy and the use of natural gas for power production, the demand for coal is projected to decline slightly next year.However coal will continue to be the main fuel for electricity generation for many years …

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