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How much coal does Australia have left?
Australia has proven reserves equivalent to 1,231.3 times its annual consumption. This means it has about 1,231 years of Coal left (at current consumption levels and excluding unproven reserves). Australia consumes 129,642,679 Tons (short tons, st) of Coal per year as of the year 2016.
Is Australia the largest producer of coal in the world?
Australia is currently the fifth largest producer and the second largest exporter of coal and has the third largest reserves of coal in the world. Australia鈥檚 coal resources are among the largest in the world (Figure 1; Figure 2).
Is the Australian coal industry cooling?
While the production volume of coal is high, most of the coal produced in the country is exported. Its major export markets include Japan, China, South Korea, and India. Is the industry cooling? While coal is the primary fossil fuel used in energy generation in Australia, renewable energy sources are becoming more popular across the country.
What is the value added by the coal mining industry in Australia?
The gross value added by the coal mining industry amounted to almost 47 billion Australian dollars in 2020. Royalties and taxes collected by the Australian government from this industry currently make a significant contribution to the livelihood of Australians.