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Learn About Coal

Friday, January 26th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

Learn About Coal

I believe in being aware of all my options when it comes to things like heat and electricity. So, when I found this site, I had to share it. It’s a site that is trying to make people more aware of coal as an option for electricity.

The first thing you will notice is the little girl chatting at you from the bottom of the page. I found her highly annoying, although to some, I’m sure she’s cute. If you’re at work and can’t have the sound on, the first thing you’ll want to do is scroll down the page to where she is and underneath her chair, there’s a Mute button and a Stop button. Just click the Mute button and she’ll be quiet. Do this for all the chatty kids on the page if you’d like. If the kids don’t get on your nerves, listen to them as they impart their knowledge of the topic.

The navigation menu is along the top of the screen. The sections are: Domestically Abundant, More Affordable, Ultimately Clean, Fuel of the Future, Get More and About Us.

Domestically Abundant – This breaks down into two sections: America’s Fuel and Did You Know? The Did You Know? section really surprised me, because I didn’t know a lot of the coal facts they presented and I was amazed that America produces more coal in a year than any other country.

More Affordable – This section breaks down into Energy Costs at Home and Energy Costs for Business. It obviously discusses the savings they see through coal use for electricity.

Ultimately Clean – Here you will get the sections of Today’s Progress and Promise of the Future. These sections discuss the emissions of coal based energy. We all want to breathe clean air and this section discusses their hopes for little to no emissions of pollution into the air we breathe.

Fuel of the Future – Here you get the sections called Tomorrow’s Clean Coal, Responding to Climate Change and Driving Coal, which discusses reducing the nation’s dependency on foreign oil, how the climate change is affecting energy and how we might use coal in relation to our automobiles.

All in all, I left this site knowing far more about coal and the opportunities it may present in the future than I had known before. I’m also really interested in seeing where the future does take coal. What about you?!

~ Amanda

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