Coal Merchants Dublin
Security of Supply – Is Coal the future?
Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin are trying here to look at the way that coal has been used not only over the years, but over the millennia. From the earliest prehistoric times when our ancestors discovered that those lovely shiny black rocks could burn, through to using coal for cooking, heating and pottery, and right to the Industrial Revolution of the 1700s powered by coal and steam engines, coal has been a vital component of human development over millennia. Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin, remind us here that while tradition of coal goes back over thousands of years, the use of coal to produce electricty is pretty recent in real terms in the overall history of energy production. Even though we have seen the emergence of modern technologies over the years, coal as an energy solution is most certainly an attractive proposition for the future. Here we look at some of the pros and cons of coal as an energy solution:
Coal Merchants Dublin look at the pros and cons
1. As coal merchants Dublin, we focus on availability – One of the biggest benefit of coal as an energy solution is its abundance. The United States Energy Information Administration recently published figures of more than 930 billion short tonnes of recoverable coal reserves worldwide. This represents more than 130 years supply of already discovered, economically recoverable reserves of coal. As we progress into the future, it is not unreasonable to assume that there are many more billions of tonnes of coal reserves as yet undiscovered. Furthermore, it is far easier to establish their locations and extract the mineral using modern technologies than with any other energy sources. In addition there are huge resources worldwide in what was previously considered to be uneconomic mines, not least in our neighbouring island.
2. Of Course as coal merchants Dublin, price is a major determination for Crumlin Fuel Depot as price filters down to the end user, our curtomer! – Coal is indeed one of the cheapest accessible energy sources. In addition to its abundance, the actual systems for generating electricity from coal is cheaper than any alternatives, even nuclear or hydroelectric power.
3. Safety – Nuclear power is indeed considered to be a very clean and safe energy resource. Meanwhile, energy and electricity generated from coal is considered much safer. It is clear that an incident at a coal powered plant in Ireland will not cause as widespread a disaster such as would be expected following an accident at a nuclear powered processing plant in Ireland.
Climate Change..- Coal, Gas and Oil are forms of carbon, which on burning produces carbon dioxide (CO2). This has long-term effects on weather and biodiversity. With regard to coal, various steps are being taken to address these issues. Today, with current technology, it is possible to filter out 99% of the tiny particles and remove more than 95% of the acid rain pollutants in coal. “Clean coal” technologies are here something that we have to look at. Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin will take a closer look at the exciting advent of “Carbon Capture and Collection” in another article very soon.
Robert Hudson is proprietor of
Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin.
A 3rd generation coal merchants Dublin, Crumlin Fuel Depot has been serving DublinFamilies for more than 30 years.
Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin
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