Electricity from Coal

Electricity from coal Comanche Power Station in Pueblo, Colorado, produces 660 megawatts of electricity (net).  It does so by burning coal that comes about 500 miles from Gillette, Wyoming --- low sulphur coal.  (There is plenty of not-so-clean coal in mines near Pueblo.)

It takes about 2 billion kilograms --- 2 million metric tons --- of coal per year to produce that electricity.  This amounts to roughly 5350 metric tons of coal every day.  (A small car weighs about a metric ton.)

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