In the US, the energy market can be split up into three tiers: Coal and natural gas are the major drivers of energy, while nuclear power comprises the entire second tier and solar and wind power make up the third.
Is it better to continually maintain gravel roads or will paving them be more cost-effective?
Major coal miner Cloud Peak Energy is expanding its horizons in the face of tough opposition to two new port gateways to the East.
Paved surfaces are quite possibly the most prevalent human-made structures on the planet, and, as a result, the choice of what paving materials to use is a significant one.
Coal has fueled the rail industry in the USA for many decades. Many mining and power generation companies have even invested in their own infrastructure due to the importance of an uninterrupted supply-line of coal.