Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Interesting facts about Coal

1- There are more electricity generated in the U.S. with coal more than with fuel.

2- There are nearly 600 coal-fueled power plants in the U.S.

3- 94% of the coal consumed in the U.S. is used to generate electricity.

4- Coal is used to generate electricity in 48 states.

5- Electricity generated with coal is significantly less expensive than electricity generated with natural gas.

6-  States that use more coal to generate electricity have lower electricity rate.

7- Coal is mined in 25 U.S. state and is responsible for over 550,000 U.S. jobs.

8- Emissions of major pollutants from coal-fueled power plants have been reduced by over 80% per unit of
    electricity generated. 

9- The U.S has more coal reserves than any other country in the world.

10- The energy in America's recoverable coal reserves is roughly equal to to that of world's known oil reserves.

So,after reading all of the above interesting facts, why can't we relay on coal instead of natural gas.

To explore more about the 10 facts, kindly visit : http://coalfacts.org/

By : Malik Falatah

1 comment:

  1. The use of sophisticated software systems for coal mining that is mostly burnt for power generation and steel production and adds to the greenhouse effect is valid for western countries who may allocate resources and funds to alternative and more greener sources of power. Some of the alternatives may be "safer" than the traditional mines. Unfortunately, coal market news show developing economies are more likely to increase their use of thermal coal & metallurgical coal in coming years because of its affordability and to meet increasing demands for electricity and steel. Whether they will embrace and utilise sophisticated software systems that no doubt add to the cost of production is yet to be seen. Cherry of www.coalportal.com