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Coal Vs. OIL, Pellet, Gas
The United States produces ¼ of the world's coal (more then any other country), and has nearly 250 billion tons of recoverable coal.... enough to last us a long time!
Coal is used to generate more than half of all the electricity produced in the U.S. It's also used as a basic energy source in many industries, including steel production, cement and paper. It's used as a heating fuel, too.
COAL IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY, TOO!
More coal production will provide thousands of jobs in all aspects of the coal industry -- exploration, mining, equipment supply, transportation, etc.
Many U.S. coal beds are close to the either's surface. Modern mining methods allow us to easily reach most of our reserves.
IT'S A GOOD ALTERNATIVE
Greater use of coal will help the U.S. become more self-sufficient in energy. In addition to its use as a solid fuel, coal can be converted to liquid or gas to replace increasingly expensive imported fuels.
CONSUMERS ALSO BENEFIT
Consumers can also benefit from using coal because it is more economical then imported fuels. With expanded use, coal can help solve our energy problems.
What is coal?
Coal is a fossil fuel like gas and oil
HOW COAL WAS FORMED
Coal is classified by hardness
(determined in part by carbon content). The harder the coal, the less moisture
it contains and the more efficient it is as a fuel.
(softest coal) contains a lot of moisture. It's brownish-black and crumbles real easily. It's primarily used at electricity generation plants.
(medium-soft coal) contains much less moisture then Lignite. It's used mostly to produce steam for electricity generation.
(medium-hard coal) contains very little moisture and has high heat value. It's widely used to generate electricity and to make coke used in the steel industry.
(hardest coal) has a very high heat value and makes a good home heating fuel.
How does coal effect the ENVIRONMENT?
In the past, coal mining and
burning had serious effects on the environment. Today, new laws and technology
help minimize any effects on our environment through.........
AIR MONITORING IN MINES GAS EMISSIONS CONTROLS
LAND RECLAMATION PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT IS EXPENSIVE WILL COAL REPLACE OIL AND GAS? HOW MUCH OF OUR ENERGY NEEDS CAN COAL SUPPLY? IS COAL ECONOMICAL?
Dust in mines can cause lung disease. Federal law prohibits mining if there's too much dust in the air. Today, miners use personal air samplers to test dust levels at regular intervals. Also, large fans on the surface force explosive gases out of the mines, and dust is controlled by wetting coal or spraying limestone on mine walls.
Though coal mining alters the landscape. Federal and state laws now require all mined land to be restored to it's original condition. Mining companies plan the reclamation process before digging. In many cases, the land is left in better condition then before mining started.
WATER TREATMENT AND CONSERVATION
The high cost of processing coal and controlling pollution has deterred greater coal production. However, new technologies promise to make coal cleaner, more convenient, and more economically attractive.
Coal is far more plentiful in the U.S. then oil or gas. As methods continue to improve for mining, burning and producing oil and gas from coal, our dependence on oil and gas could be greatly reduced.
AS coal production increases and technology improves, coal should supply and even greater percentage of our total energy needs.
Even with greater demand and the increasing cost of mining, transportation, preparation and pollution control, the price of coal should continue to be even more competitive with the raising cost of other fuels.
AIR MONITORING IN MINES
GAS EMISSIONS CONTROLS
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT IS EXPENSIVE
WILL COAL REPLACE OIL AND GAS?
HOW MUCH OF OUR ENERGY NEEDS CAN COAL SUPPLY?
IS COAL ECONOMICAL?
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