Peabody Energy Corporation offers mining of coal. The company operates through Western U.S. Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Australian Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other segments. It is involved in mining and sale of thermal coal to electric utilities and metallurgical coal for industrial customers. It also offers direct and brokered trading of coal and freight-related contracts. In addition, the company operates a mine-mouth coal-fueled generating plant; manages its coal reserve and real estate holdings; and supports the development of Btu Conversion and clean coal technologies. Peabody Energy Corporation was formerly known as P&L Coal Holdings Corp and changed its name to Peabody Energy Corporation in April, 2001. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Peabody Energy Corporation is a former subsidiary of Energy Group, PLC.