Thermal Power Station: A thermal power station is a power plant in which heat energy is converted into electric power. In most part of the world the prime mover is steam driven. Water is heated, turns into steam that spins a steam turbine which drives an electrical generator.
The process seems simple, let us heat some water and create steam to turn turbines. Thanks to this simple enough sounding process as per pro-coal agencies websites, we are skeptical of consuming seafood that are on the top of the food chain because they are laced with mercury and lead.
Coal is not the only emitter. We have natural carbon emitters such as wildfires that pump million of tons of CO2 into our atmosphere. According to Natural Resource Canada, large wildfires average 27,000,000 million metric tons of CO2 annually. United States and Alaska wildfires release 290 million metric tons of CO2 annually. Have you considered how much CO2 is emitted from a standard coal power plant? lets use the state of Texas for comparison only. Texas, which is ranked third in the nation in coal-fired power production. Texas is also ranks as the highest-emitting state or province in the world for CO2 emissions, producing 290 million tons of the greenhouse gas per year alone, just one state, on its own.