What is Coal
Coal is the world’s most plentiful fossil fuel. It is a mineral formed from the remains of land-based plants buried hundreds of millions of years ago and subjected to tremendous heat and pressure. Learn about coal, what it is, where it comes from, and Alberta's potential in this section.
Frequently Asked Questions
Looking for information on coal and how Alberta Energy manages this resource? This section provides you with quick answers to commonly asked questions related to both the industry and the resource of coal in Alberta.
This a valuable section outlining current statistics regarding the potential of coal, the amount of coal remaining in Alberta, and much more.
Every year Alberta produces enough coal to fill the Sky Dome in Toronto once every two weeks. If you are looking for more interesting facts on coal, this section will provide it for you.
Last Updated March 4, 2005