Monthly Archives: October 2016

Coal is a non-renewable energy source which is mined as a fossil fuel from the earth through the use of a quarry. Statistics show that over 3 million tons of coal is mined each year. In fact, 9 out of every 10 tons of coal that is mined in the USA each year is used for domestic electricity generation and every person in the US uses 3.7 tons annually! Although these figures are alarming, experts say that the remaining coal deposits will last for roughly another 255 years. In the meantime, here is a list of some of the world’s biggest coal mines followed by a few comparative facts, brought … Readmore

If you’ve ever watched a romantic movie, or otherwise named ‘chick-flicks’, you’ll notice that many romantic situations occur around an open fire. You’ll watch as the starring couple will fall in love surrounded by the dancing flames of a bonfire or share a romantic evening meal lit by the orange glow of a fireplace. Whatever the situation and wherever the location, you cannot deny that a fire creates a sense of romance. As the weather gets colder, it nears the perfect time to surprise your other half after a long day at work. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day to a homemade meal with a glass … Readmore

When a fuel, such as coal, is referred to as smokeless, it does not mean that it gives off no smoke. Contrary to belief, the term ‘smokeless’ refers to the sulphur content that is released. In order for a fuel to be classified as smokeless in the UK, it must contain 2% or less sulphur. Along with the Clean Air Act, this legislation was introduced during 1956. Smokeless coal, whether it is natural or manufactured, has the highest calorific value out of all solid fuels. In simple terms, this is the energy value contained within the fuel. It will also give you the longest burning period and the highest heating … Readmore