Coal is the most
abundant fossil fuel in the world, and is also by far the international fuel of
choice for generating electricity. Population growth in developing countries will
probably increase the need for
this resource around the world.
has an advantage over many other coal-producing nations, like England and
Germany, whose reserves are in more mature stages of development. Alberta's coal
resources are widely distributed, have low production costs and are used in a number of domestic and international markets.