Meaning of coal
The coal and lignite industry provides well-paid jobs in an industry worth €22 billion annually. Simultaneously, it contributes to the development of the economy and drives prosperity – it is estimated that one job in the coal mining sector contributes to three jobs in related sectors.
Qualified engineers and technicians work in this area of the economy. Coal mining and coal use create a demand for the advice of specialists from academic centres, whose research may benefit the needs of the entire economy.