Los Angeles Business Journal

Coal's Ascendancy May Leave Ailing U.S. Miners in Pit

Friday, December 28, 2012

Within five years, the coal is likely to replace oil as the world’s top energy source, according to the International Energy Agency. That should be good news for America’s miners, which are sitting on 28 percent of the planet’s coal. But they’re ill placed to do well from the boom, Slate reports.