Coal Fired Electricity
Coal fired electricity makes up more than half of the electricity we use in the United States as well as all around the world. People think that our technology has moved beyond needing to use coal for all our endeavors but the truth is we have not moved beyond it, and unless people are willing to cut back hundreds of thousands of hours of used electricity per year, then we will still be using coal fired electricity as our main source of electricity for years to come. This is not a bad thing as long as we are able to somehow transition out of it slowly over the course of the next 50 years or so. 50 years is about as long as some of our largest coal mines will last at current production rates. The thing is, with new people being born every day there is going to be more electricity used every day. You could argue that there are people dying every day but the birth rate is higher than the death rate and isn’t really something you can just ignore. We have to constantly account for growth when making projections like that in order to get a satisfying figure which makes sense and will accurately portray the situation that we’ve found ourselves in.
Unfortunately because we can’t just place limits on electricity (we can, but electrical companies are scared to because they know that if they do, they will anger a lot of customers and they will lose the business of many customers) they have to continue generating more and more. Furthermore we can’t continue to produce at the rate we are producing forever. We have already found many alternative ways of producing electricity other than coal fired electricity, such as water based methods and wind based methods. The big issue with it though is that we cannot pipe all that electricity to everyone that needs it, and not everyone has a readily available source of wind or fast rushing water or of constantly flowing wind in their immediate surroundings. Not only would we drastically have to cut down usage if that was to be our main source, but to areas further away from the generators that created such electricity, the electricity would be less reliable, would cut out a lot and just be generally less strong. We cannot afford to do that or to go with that plan because it will end up making things worse for people that happen to live in areas further away from the generators and that is not fair.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Abrams Industries is involved in several markets ranging from construction, real estate, and energy management. Concerning their construction division, Abrams Industries focuses on new construction projects for retail, distribution, expansion projects, and other commercial ventures. In the company's real estate division, they are involved in commercial...