Join our mailing list!



Official PayPal Seal

(Your shopping cart is empty)

  Home > Diane Publishing Books >

Electricity: Significant Changes Are Expected in Coal-Fueled Generation, but Coal Is Likely to Remain a Key Fuel Source
Electricity: Significant Changes Are Expected in Coal-Fueled Generation, but Coal Is Likely to Remain a Key Fuel Source
 
Our Price: $25.00
By Frank Rusco (au)
Year: 2012
Pages: 54
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-4159-0

Product Code: 1457841592

Description
 
Coal is a key domestic fuel source and an important contributor to the U.S. economy. Most coal produced in the U.S. is used to generate electricity. In 2011, 1,387 coal-fueled electricity generating units produced about 42% of the nation's electricity. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), using coal to generate electricity is associated with health and environmental concerns such as emissions of sulfur dioxide, a pollutant linked to respiratory illnesses, and carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas linked to climate change. In response to recent environmental regulations and changing market conditions, such as the recent decrease in the price of natural gas, power companies may retrofit some units by installing controls to reduce pollutants. They may also retire some units, which could affect the coal fleets generating capacity -- the ability to generate electricity -- and the amount of electricity generated from coal. This report examines (1) how the fleet of coal-fueled electricity generating units may change in the future in terms of its generating capacity and other aspects; and (2) the future use of coal to generate electricity in the U.S. and key factors that could affect it. Tables and figures. This is a print on demand report.

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
1-800-782-3833
 About Us
 Become an Affiliate
 Privacy Policy
 Send Us Feedback
 
Company Info | Advertising | Product Index | Category Index | Help | Terms of Use
Copyright � 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Built with Volusion