Coal provides over a third of the world’s energy. It is a major component in the manufacture of everyday goods, from steel to cement, golf clubs to mountain bikes, water and chemical filters to kidney dialysis machines and even cosmetics, shampoos and toothpaste.
For more detailed information about the uses of coal, download our fact sheet Coal – The World’s Leading Energy Source. (PDF, 365 KB).
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