Coal is still one of the top resources for generating electricity. The United States of America generates 43% of its electricity from coal, heating homes for millions. Without coal production, a large part of the world would be in the dark.

Countries in the Dark without Coal

Below are the 10 countries who could not survive without coal:

Mongolia

Mongolia’s currently generates 98% of its energy from coal.

South Africa

South Africa currently generates 94% of its energy from coal.

Poland

In 2013, Poland generated 86% of its energy from coal.

China

Home to billions, China still relies heavily on coal, generating 81% of its electric needs from the resource.

Australia

Australia currently derives 69% of its energy from coal.

India

India is developing fast. Currently, they generate 68% of their electricity from coal.

Israel

Israel’s population gets 59% of their electricity and energy from coal.

Indonesia

Indonesia is just under half, getting 44% of its energy from coal.

Germany  & The US

Germany and The United states both get 43% of all energy needs met by coal.

 

Don’t turn off the lights! Coal mining is still vital for millions of people around the world, forcing the need for more efficient mining equipment. Learn more about General Kinematic’s mining equipment today.

 

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