Mining coal
The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal and sometimes other resources from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Stee...
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History of coal mining
The History of coal mining goes back thousands of years, and coal mining continues as an important economic activity today. Compared to wood fuels, coal yields that have higher amount of energy per ma...
Mountaintop removal
Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining that involves the mining of the summit or summit ridge of a mountain. Coal seams are extracted fro...
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Underground mining (soft rock)
Underground mining (soft rock) refers to a group of underground mining techniques used to extract coal, oil shale and other minerals or geological materials from sedimentary ("soft") rocks. Because d...
Major coal producing regions
Coal mining regions are significant resource extraction industries in many parts of the world. They provide a large amount of the fossil fuel energy in the world economy.The People's Republic of China...
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Environmental effects of coal
The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products. In additi...
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Coal in Europe
Coal in Europe describes coal as energy fuel in Europe today. Coal includes hard coal, brown coal, and lignite.Coal production in Europe is falling, and imports exceed production. If production and ...
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Coal mining in Australia
Coal in Australia is mined primarily in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. It is used to generate electricity and 54% of the coal mined in Australia is exported, mostly to eastern Asia. In 200...
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Coal mining in India
Coal mining in India has a long history of commercial exploitation covering nearly 220 years starting in 1774 with John Sumner and Suetonius Grant Heatly of the East India Company in the Raniganj Coal...
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Coal power in China
China is the largest consumer of coal in the world, and is about to become the largest user of coal-derived electricity, generating 1.95 trillion kilowatt-hours per year, or 68.7% of its electric...
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Coal in South Africa
South Africa produces in excess of 255 million tonnes of coal (2011 estimate) and consumes almost three quarters of that domestically. Around 77% of South Africa's energy needs are directly derived fr...
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Coal mining in the United Kingdom
Coal mining in the United Kingdom probably dates to Roman times and took place in many different parts of the country. Britain's coalfields are associated with Northumberland and Durham, North and So...
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Coal mining in the United States
Coal mining in the United States is a major industry, and reached an all-time high of 1.06 Gt (1.17 billion short tons) in 2008, being mined in 25 states. The U.S. was a net exporter of coal in 2008,...
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List of coal mines in the United States
The following table lists the 52 coal mines in the United States that produced at least 4,000,000 short tons of coal in 2007. Production tonnage for the years 2007 and 2010 is shown in short tons. Da...
List of coal mines in the United States - Wikipedia
Coal electricity
A fossil fuel power station burns fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas or petroleum (oil) to produce electricity. Central station fossil-fuel power plants are designed on a large scale for continu...
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Thermal power station
A thermal power station is a power plant in which the prime mover is steam driven. Water is heated, turns into steam and spins a steam turbine which drives an electrical generator. After it passes thr...
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Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants
The Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development, also called Framework Programmes or abbreviated FP1 through FP7 with "FP8" being named "Horizon 2020", are funding programmes creat...
Sasol
Sasol Limited is an integrated energy and chemical company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was formed in 1950 in Sasolburg, South Africa. It develops and commercialises technologies, ...
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Coal seam fire
A coal seam fire or mine fire is the underground smouldering of a coal deposit, often in a coal mine. Such fires have economic, social and ecological impacts. They are often started by lightning, gras...
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Climate change in Europe
Climate change in Europe describes the climate change related issues in Europe. This includes the climate politics, contribution in the global warming and the influence of the global warming in Europe...
Landfill
A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatm...
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Clean coal
Clean coal is a concept for processes or approaches that mitigate emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases that arise from the utilization of coal, mainly for electrical power gene...
Mercury (element)
Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80. It is commonly known as quicksilver and was formerly named hydrargyrum (/haɪˈdrɑrdʒərəm/). A heavy, silvery d-block element, mercury ...
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Debate over China's economic responsibilities for climate change mitigation
This article documents the debate over China's economic responsibilities for climate change mitigation and mitigation of climate change in China.Both internationally and within the People's Republic o...
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Carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO2) is a naturally occurring chemical compound composed of two oxygen atoms each covalently double bonded to a single carbon atom. It is a gas at standard temperature...
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2011 Ukraine mine accidents
The 2011 Ukraine mine accidents were two incidents which occurred at two coal mines in Eastern Ukraine on 29 July 2011. The first was an explosion at the Suhodolskaya-Vostochnaya coal mine which kille...
List of mining disasters in Poland
The following mining disasters have occurred in Poland:
List of coalfields
A coalfield is an area of certain uniform characteristics where coal is mined. The criteria for determining the approximate boundary of a coalfield are geographical and cultural, in addition to geolo...
List of coalfields - Wikipedia
List of countries by coal production
This is a list of countries by coal production in 2012, based mostly on the Statistical Review of World Energy published in 2013 by British Petroleum, ranking countries with coal production larger tha...
List of countries by coal production - Wikipedia
Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin
The Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) is a vast sedimentary basin underlying 1,400,000 square kilometres (540,000 sq mi) of Western Canada including southwestern Manitoba, southern S...
Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin - Wikipedia