Dirty coal will go the way of camera film.it will be replaced with clean cheap natural gas.after the japan nuclear fiasco,there will be no new atomic energy plants being built in our nation.natural gas is where it is at.
The only value I see in coal is CLD and its low sulfer coal reserves. Coal is not dead. If and when NG commodity goes higher NG power gens become in capible of making a profit unless they have long term contracts with cheap supply. PS there are not many billion dollar NG generation facilities being built for this reason. Coal will never die, its too cheap and prolific.