The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently launched the “Medium Term Coal Market Report”, which outlines market trends and projections through to 2018. The report shows that coal remains the fastest growing fossil fuel and is projected to remain that way for at least another six years, with the use of coal to rise by 2.3% per year on average until 2018. The majority of this increase can be attributed to China which has been responsible for the most growth over the past decade.