hard coal

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Definition of hard coal

Examples of hard coal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The International Energy Agency reckons that Chinese coal emitted around 1000 grams of CO2 per kilowatt hour, and that Kazakhstan's hard coal variety coughs up far more, around 1500 grams. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 5 Jan. 2022 Preliminary data shows wind power alone outpaced the country’s hard coal and lignite plants last year. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Jan. 2021 Though Germany is pushing toward a greener future, and closed its last hard coal mine in 2018, lignite mines will remain open until 2038. Wired, 23 Oct. 2019 While about 22 percent of Germany's electricity still comes from burning lignite — and a further 12 percent from hard coal — some 33 percent is now generated using renewable energy. Fox News, 14 June 2018 While about 22 percent of Germany’s electricity still comes from burning lignite — and a further 12 percent from hard coal — some 33 percent is now generated using renewable energy. Washington Post, 14 June 2018 About 97% of the oil, 88% of the natural gas and 87% of the hard coal Germans consume are imported. Isaac Orr, WSJ, 17 July 2017

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First Known Use of hard coal

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard coal was in 1653

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12 Jan 2022

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“Hard coal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20coal. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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