How much does it cost to light your school? (PDF)

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Coal power plant, Kentucky

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Minerals Education Coalition (MEC), American Coal Foundation (ACF)


Coal produces more than half of the electricity used in the United States, and is our most abundant domestic nonrenewable energy source. The students will comupte the cost of electricity used to light their classroom and their school for one hour through one year, the number of kilowatt ours of electricity used, and the number of tons of coal mined and burned to produce the electricity used.

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