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How many coal-fired power plants are there in Canada?
As of June 2010, Canada has 24 coal-fired power plants (51 generating units) producing 19 percent of the country’s electricity and 13 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions. Table 1 lists these plants.
Which Canadian province is the largest consumer of coal?
The largest consumers of coal in Canada are Alberta and Ontario. In 1997, Alberta accounted for 47% of Canada’s coal consumption at 26.2 million tonnes, and Ontario accounted for 25% at 13.8 million tonnes. Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick also use coal to generate electricity to varying degrees.
What is the largest coal mine in Canada?
Highvale Mine has five pits licensed, delivering low-sulphur coal to TransAlta鈥檚 Sundance, Keephills and Keephills 3 thermal generating plants. It is Canada鈥檚 largest surface-strip coal mine. Paintearth Mine. Location: Forestburg, Alberta. Owner: Westmoreland Mining LLC. Annual production: 2.7 million tonnes
How much of Alberta’s electricity comes from coal?
And carbon emissions are currently up more than 35 percent from 1990. The Alberta province is responsible for 65 per cent of the country’s coal-fired electricity generation. Coal accounts for 43 per cent, or around 6,300 MW, of Alberta’s total generation capacity of about 14,500 MW.