Please get your interactive notebook and read the board! Left side: Double Bubble! Compare and contrast coal formation and oil formation 500+ mountains leveled in W Va 1.2 million acres of hardwood forest destroyed Overburden (rocks, soil) is dumped into river valleys, increasing turbidity and exposure to heavy metals and radioactive materials. Coal/natural gas – fuel which is burned Furnace – place fuel is burned to turn water to steam Turbine – steam makes this spin which is connected to generator Generator – makes electricity sent to your home Major air pollutants: CO2, SOx, NOx, particulates, Mercury Title: How an Electric Power Plant Works Date: Jan 28/29 Potential •Position •Chemical Bonds Kinetic •Heat •Motion •Light •Electricity 2007 – coal provided 50% of US electricity. 2011 – coal provided 34% of US electricity. WHY? 1. Explain how a power plant makes electricity. 2. What type of fuel does our power plant use? 3. Where is our power plant? 4. How is coal formation different from the formation of oil and natural gas? 5. Name three kinds of air pollution created by our power plant.