Fossil Fuel

Fossil Fuel Resources

The Advantages of Coal

  • Coal is one of the most abundant sources of energy, more so than oil and natural gas
  • Coal is inexpensive when compared to other fossil fuels (or alternative energy sources)
  • Coal is versatile enough to be used for recreational activities such as BBQ’s or simply for home fires
  • Burning coal can produce useful by-products that can be used for other industries or products
  • Electricity produced from coal is reliable
  • Coal can be safely stored and can be drawn upon to create energy in time of emergency
  • Coal based power is not dependent on weather which cannot be said for alternative forms of renewable energy such as wind or solar power
  • Transporting coal does not require the upkeep of high-pressure pipelines and there is no requirement for extra security when transporting coal
  • Using coal reduces the dependence on using oil, which is often found in nations where there is unstable political regimes

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