Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The dirty, dangerous job that powers Greece

It takes a lot to power a country — and though it’s small, Greece is no exception. Lignite is a soft, crumbly form of brown coal that has low carbon content, high water content and causes more pollution than black coal. Still, it accounts for more than 50% of Greece’s electricity supply, and is mined primarily at the Lignite Center of Western Macedonia, the largest such facility in the Balkans. The center belongs to the second biggest public-power corporation in Europe, according to the European Pressphoto Agency. Read More" Mashable

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