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Disadavantages of Coal: Burning coal emits harmful waste such as carbon dioxide. Also, coal mining can scar the landscape and the equipment they use is large and loud, which may affect the wildlife.Benefits of Coal: Coal is a good energy source because it is the cheapest source of energy, it can also provide a stable source of energy. There is also an abundance in the US so we don't have to worry about a shortage.

Did you know that coal was formed over 300 million years ago?!

Coal is also one of the cheapest energy sources in the U.S.

The most significant use of coal is in electricity. But, another use is in alumina refineries


Converting coal into heat energy usually occurs at a factory like this one. (above)

Coal is the most common energy source.


How does it work? Before they can start the burning process they need to dry it out so no moisture is left or it won't burn correctly. Next they burn the coal converting it into heat energy.

Did you know that coal is mostly transported by train?

Did you know coal takes a million years to create and therefore it belongs in the non-renewable sources?


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