Coal has been exploited for a very long time to provide basic energy. There are many benefits associated with using this kind of energy. Coal is easy to store and transport, highly versatile and also a cheap energy source. The energy quality that coal produces is also more superior and reliable to other energy sources.
Coal is quite straightforward as compared to other energy sources as you simply mine and then use it. Other energy resources such as natural gas and oil require a long refining process before consumers can use them. Furthermore, some modern environmental friendly resources such as windmills and solar are dependent highly on nature, which means weather changes make them useless. Since you can effortlessly store coal, you can use it any time you want.
Coal is accessible in large quantities all over the world, unlike oil that is only accessible in specific regions of the globe. Additionally, most of the nations where oil is accessible have very unstable political conditions. This makes it hard to access oil and mine it. However, coal can be mined without an additional security transportation cover or pipelines. This simplifies the distribution of coal, which makes coal the easiest accessible energy option.
The large quantities of coal, easy availability and inexpensive mode of distribution, make coal an inexpensive energy form. Gas or electricity manufactured from coal is even cheaper as compared to electricity produced from other sources like wind and solar. Moreover, domestic coal use is also cheaper than using gas.
Coal is highly versatile and it can perform a wide range of duties. From powering locomotives to powering boilers in industries, coal can effortlessly be used in varying applications. Furthermore, coal also recreational uses like barbeques among others.
Coal is therefore a great energy source that is not only easily accessible, but also versatile.