RAN just released their third Annual Coal Finance Report Card - it’s a good read:
"Coal not only represents serious social and environmental risks, but it also poses a financial risk for those who invest in it. The fluctuations in domestic coal markets mark an uncertainty for coal’s future role as a cheap or reliable fuel source. In addition, there is unprecedented regulatory uncertainty in the areas of coal mining and coal-fired power production, and significant litigation challenges for proposed coal export terminals. As shown in this report, in recent years several investors have made the wrong bet on coal and lost big sums of money in the process."