The mining sector includes industries that extract basic commodities from the ground. In Prince Edward Island, coal mining is the only significant activity in this sector.
On average every year, the Prince Edward Island mining sector
consumes 61,934 GJ and
emits 5,201 GHG tonnes.
About 70% of the coal mined in Prince Edward Island is used for electricity generation. The rest is exported to Asia (mainly South Korea and Japan). The coal is primarily mined on the surface using large vehicles, but oil only makes up 0% of the total energy consumed. Electricity is the major source of energy for this sector (15.43%).
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