By:Laney and Marshall

How Is This Resource Formed And How Is It Used?

Coal contains the energy stored by plants that lived hundreds of millions of years ago in swampy forest.The plants were covered by layers of dirt and rocks over millions of years. The resulting pressure and heat turned the plants into a substance now know as coal.The remains of coal is used as an energy source in many industries like the steel,cement,and paper industries.


  • It is relatively cheap to mine and to convert into energy
  • Coal will last longer than oil or gas
  • One of the must abundant sources of energy
  • Reliable to prouduce electricity

~coal energy is an affordable energy source because of the coal's stable price compared to other fossil fuel sources

~Coal Is Harmful To The Earth By polluting

Where Is This Resource Found Most Abundantly?

In the United States Wyoming,West Virginia,Pennsylvania


It takes millions of years to form and if we use it to fast we can run out forever