Fossil-fuel power station

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Coal-fired power station in Taiwan

A fossil-fuel power station is a power station that makes electricity by burning fuels. Its machines change the heat energy that comes from burning the fuels into mechanical energy. The mechanical energy is then used to work an electrical generator. The generator makes the electricity. The fuels used in these kind of power stations are fossil fuels, such as coal and natural gas. There are environmental impacts from the burning of fossil fuels.

Types[change | change source]

  • Coal-fired power station
  • Gas-fired power station