How many windmills equal one coal plant?

Answer Using 5-megawatt wind turbines, it would require about 233 turbines to generate the 500 megawatts of a coal plant. Turbines work only during periods of wind, which is about 30 percent of a day. The... Read More »

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How much coal do you have to burn to equal the potential energy in one pellet of uranium?

A typical pellet of uranium weighs about 0.24 ounces (7 grams), notes Cameco, one of the world's largest uranium producers. You would have to burn 1,780 pounds (807,394 grams) of coal to obtain al... Read More »

Would it be healthier to live by a coal burning plant or a nuclear power plant?

On One Hand: Coal Plants May Be Tied to CancerAccording to MSNBC, in 2004, coal burning power plants negatively impacted the health of 24,000 residents--2,800 of whom developed cancer. Due to air q... Read More »

How much energy is produced by a coal plant?

Coal plants can produce anywhere from hundreds to thousands of megawatts of energy. These plants vary from single unit to combined-cycle units. For example, the Suwanee Plant in Live Oak, Florida, ... Read More »

Are windmills still used?

According to the Windmillers' Gazette, a website dedicated to the history of windmills, the original uses of windmills were grinding grain and pumping water. Windmills are still sometimes used to p... Read More »