coal powered power plants

Philippines
July 23, 2010 1:29am CST
Do you know why most of the power plants built is Asia are coal powered power plants?
2 responses
@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
23 Jul 10
They know that they can get cheap, good quality coal from Australia & lots of it! Basically, they're a known quantity, easy & cheap to maintain & safer than nuclear power plants. You would really have to contact your electricity company to find out for sure though.
• Philippines
23 Jul 10
Thanks Bro.
• Adelaide, Australia
3 Nov 10
Not only that, but the government is very clever to make this investment as well as investing heavily in the resource sector. Coal simply provides the biggest bang for your buck. Nothing can beat it. Nothing. Alternative energy sources do not provide anywhere near enough power. Not even nuclear or any other popular source can provide anywhere near the same level of power as base-load-power coal.
@calpro (933)
• India
7 Nov 10
These days Asian countries are poising strict rules on coal plants and trying to restrict them and looking for alternate sources wherever possible like wind energy and solar energy.But it is a long way to go. cheers
• Adelaide, Australia
16 Nov 10
What do the rules say? This is actually happening in every developed country around the world today. Coal fired plants are seen as embarrassing. There is no commercially developed viable alternative though. Nothing comes anywhere close to replacing coal on a power vs $$$ basis.