Coal is used in many different industrial countries for a variety of different industrial purposes, usually the generation of electrical power. However, it can also be used for other purposes, such as steel production an... More »

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According to the World Coal Association, the primary uses of coal are in electricity generation, the creation of liquid fuel, the production of steel and cement manufacturing. There are two primary types of coal, thermal... More »

Coal stoves work by using kindling and a forced air system to ignite coal within a closed chamber, controlling the rate at which it burns and funneling the heat to either a cooktop or internal heating space. While there ... More »

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A power plant is a facility for the generation of bulk electric power. Power plants produce electric energy from another form of energy. The type of converted energy depends on the type of power plant. Each type of power... More »

The primary use of coal is as a source of energy. Nations around the world use coal to produce electricity. Steel manufacturers also use coal to create a fuel called coke. Coal is formed from plants that were buried in t... More »

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Nuclear power offers the same or better electricity generation capabilities as coal but without the dangerous air pollution coal generation produces. Nuclear power also has advantages in terms of energy density, as a sin... More »

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According to National Geographic, hydroelectric power is used to power homes, offices, factories, hospitals and schools. It is also one of the first methods developing countries use to bring affordable electricity to rur... More »