Coal

How does coal benifit us?

Is coal a renewable or nonrenewable resource?

Coal takes years to form so it is considered a nonresource. Coal comes from the ground. Surface mining is used when coal is near 200 feet underground. Huge machines are used to dig the coal up.

How does coal produce energy?

Coal is is sent to a plant to get cleaned. Next it is burned and turned into powder, which is then mixed with air, heated, and moved around to make electricity. It creates energy we need everyday.
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Who uses this energy?

We all use this energy for different things the whole country has to use it for power. It is however very expensive to mine coal. It's not getting any cheaper as we use its electricity.