Coal

About half of all electricity generated in the United States is produced by coal. Despite being a plentiful resource, a turn away from coal and other fossil fuels has begun.

Why Say "No" to Conventional Coal Energy?
The process of burning coal...
  • Generates pollutants like sludge and ash
  • Causes smog, which can have detrimental heath effects on humans
  • Releases sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, pollutants which cause acid rain
  • Releases mercury, which can be absorbed by fish in nearby bodies of water, and eventually passed to humans
  • Contributes to global warming
  • Wastes a significant amount of water

Finding Energy Alternatives

The potential of modern alternative energy technologies is virtually unlimited. Home- and business-owners now have the ability to harness the power of the sun, wind, and heat of the earth's core—energy sources which are clean, safe, and reliable. Learn more about how you can take advantage of alternative energy technology.