Quantcast
Are you getting the best rate from your broker?
Compare your broker's rates now to find out if you can save money

Choose your broker below
Welcome to Dividend.com. Please help us personalize your experience.

Select the one that best describes you
Dividend logo

Pity the poor coal industry. While its product is still used to generate just under 40% of the nation’s electricity, that’s down from more than half at the start of the decade. In fact, due to its constantly falling price, natural gas may soon overtake coal as the nation’s major electricity-generating fuel.

While coal is abundant and relatively cheap, it has some big problems: it’s an environmental mess to mine; it’s filthy when burned; and, it releases too much carbon into the air. With cost and environmental pressures mounting on coal producers, it’s no wonder that more than two dozen coal companies have gone out of business in the last few years.

To read the Full Story, Go Premium or Log In

Popular Articles

Premium Shutterstock 269886671
News

Alts Make Sense Now

Most portfolios are made up of stocks, bonds and cash. Real estate – through REITs – and...

Premium Shutterstock 242137633
News

The Market Glance for January 22: Market Awaits Housing Sector Data

As the Q4 2017 earnings season gets in full gear, we will see some blue-chip healthcare companies...

News

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Increases Divided by 20%

Each day, companies across the globe announce upcoming dividend payouts. In our Dividend Payout...