Coal power By:Taz & Nic
In 2013 coal power was 39% of all of the country’s electricity, and is being used less and less each year. some of the main problems with coal power is that it causes a lot of pollution and is not reusable, so it also creates a lot of waste, In 2016, coal plants released 1,241 million metric tons of CO2, or a 68 percent share of the total of 1,821 million metric tons, according to EIA vcx statistics. Coal is responsible for over 800,000 premature deaths per year globally and many millions more serious and minor illnesses. In China alone, around 670,000 people die prematurely per year as a result of coal-related air pollution. The most significant uses of coal are in electricity generation, steel production, cement manufacturing, and liquid fuel. China burns the most coal per year at 2,829,515 thousand short tons.
But Coal does have a positive side, it has Low capital investment, so it’s pretty affordable as a power source, it runs around the clock 24/7 It’s a full-time energy resource, even though we will run out at some point the Global reserve for coal is very large, It can be converted into different formats Coal energy can be used for anything. Unfortunately, it’s not a renewable resource and it makes a lot of radiation.