Our partners at JR Motorsports are hitting the track in the Bluegrass State this Friday night, and while the No. 88 Clean Coal Chevrolet is taking a break from the track this weekend, coal will still play a major role under the lights in Kentucky.
That’s because Kentucky is one of America’s most coal-reliant states, with over 90 percent of the electricity in the state coming from affordable, reliable coal. America’s most abundant resource will keep the bright lights on the track, and the costs down for drivers, crews and race fans alike.
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When you stream a video online or upload a new photo album to the cloud, chances are you’re using coal-based electricity. The high-tech devices we use every day often rely on coal because as an energy source, coal is very affordable. But more importantly for data centers, coal is dependable.
Since cost and dependability are the two main drivers behind successful data centers, it’s no surprise that North Carolina has become an attractive location for companies innovating with cloud technology. In raw numbers, over 50 percent of the electricity generated in North Carolina is from coal. As a result, businesses can expect some of the most affordable rates in America, while also benefiting from power quality and reliability.
These coal based electricity data centers are also fueling job growth in small communities in western North Carolina. For example, the construction of a data center in Maiden, North Carolina created 250 construction jobs and one in Forest City required over one million labor hours. Once completed, these data centers will provide hundreds of good paying jobs in the local community.
American business leaders are once again relying on coal based electricity to fuel the next industrial revolution. Find out more about coal in your state by visiting our state map.
Forty-six U.S. senators stood up for coal last week, and voted in favor of Sen. Inhofe’s Joint Resolution 37. That’s 46 senators who care about keeping electricity affordable for Americans, and want to see the 550,000 direct and indirect jobs from the coal-based electricity industry stay intact.
Was your senator one of them? If so, we owe them a thank you.
Americans depend on stable, affordable electricity to keep the lights turned on. Whether it’s lower electricity costs for a small business or a family home, it’s essential to keep energy costs low for Americans who need it most.
Click the picture below to let your senator know that you appreciate them standing with the coal-based electricity industry.