Title

Coal

Date

5-29-2014 8:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 8:15 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

Department

General Science Honors

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Scientific Storytelling using Student Created Videos: The Energy Files

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Philip Wade and Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The United States, which possesses the largest coal reserves in the world, produces thirty-seven percent of its electricity from coal. Coal has been the building block of empires throughout the centuries, being prized for its industrial applications. It still remains a mainstay of modern energy production. However, controversy surrounds the use of coal, the most abundant fossil fuel in the world, because it produces the most greenhouse gases and air pollution of all the fossil fuels. This documentary gives an overview of how coal is formed, mined, and processed and explores the history of coal as a fuel source, its present role in the energy industry, and the future of coal as more environmentally friendly energy options become available.

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Coal

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

The United States, which possesses the largest coal reserves in the world, produces thirty-seven percent of its electricity from coal. Coal has been the building block of empires throughout the centuries, being prized for its industrial applications. It still remains a mainstay of modern energy production. However, controversy surrounds the use of coal, the most abundant fossil fuel in the world, because it produces the most greenhouse gases and air pollution of all the fossil fuels. This documentary gives an overview of how coal is formed, mined, and processed and explores the history of coal as a fuel source, its present role in the energy industry, and the future of coal as more environmentally friendly energy options become available.