Coal crackers have been around for as long as chocolate has, but there are more options than you might think.

Here’s what you need to know.

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The main coal-burning plant in Canada’s Prairies is called the SaskPower Station.

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It’s one of Canada’s largest coal-fired power plants, and the largest coal facility in the world.

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It operates at a rate of 2.4 gigawatts (GW) per year.

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The plant is located in the northern part of the province, near the town of Saskatoon.

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It produces about 4.8 million tonnes of coal a year, enough to power more than 40,000 homes.

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It is a joint venture between SaskPower and FirstEnergy Corp., a Canadian utility that owns and operates coal- and natural gas-fired electricity plants.

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The Saskatchewan government owns and manages the plant.

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The SaskPower plant, along with several other plants in Alberta, has about 300 employees and is the largest in the province.

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Its carbon dioxide emissions have fallen by about 40 per cent over the past five years, compared to 2007, when emissions were at nearly double that level.

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The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) estimates that about 25 per cent of the emissions from the plant come from the burning of the gas and coal it produces.

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Saskatchewan has a greenhouse gas emissions target of 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2030.

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Its emissions have been falling since 2008, and Saskatchewan is now one of the countries that is moving toward a low-carbon economy.

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In 2016, the provincial government pledged to phase out the use of coal by 2030, which means Saskatchewan will have to increase its coal-powered generation capacity by the same amount.

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Saskatchewan’s carbon emissions were reduced by nearly a third in 2016, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MECOC).

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In 2017, MECOC said Saskatchewan’s coal-generated electricity generation will be the highest in the country by 2020, and its carbon emissions will be lower than Alberta’s.

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In 2018, MecOC released a new study showing Saskatchewan is one of just five provinces in Canada that produces and burns more than two million tonnes per year of coal.

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It also said that by 2030 Saskatchewan’s share of the Canadian coal-generation market is expected to increase from 25 per of the total, to more than 30 per.

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The province will need to increase the number of its coal plants from the current 16 to a total of about 20.

The rest of Canada will need at least two more.

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MECOW said that, if it wants to achieve its emissions reduction targets, it will need about 60,000 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of new coal-based power generation capacity in 2018, and a total power output of 5.7 GW, which would increase the total generation capacity to 9.1 GW. 20.

MecOW projects that the total number of new capacity additions will be around 50GW, and that total coal-generating capacity will grow from about 2 GW to around 5 GW. 21.

México’s largest refinery, the El Paso Mercantile, has been using about 2.5 million tonnes annually of Canadian coal, which has produced about 15 per cent less carbon emissions than its emissions from all sources, according.

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Mérida, Mexico has been one of its biggest polluters.

In 2015, its annual CO2 emissions surpassed those of Alberta and Ontario.

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Mexico’s emissions from coal-related activities were about 9,600 tonnes a year in 2016.

The country’s CO2 emission rate has been falling over the last five years.

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Mephisto, Mexico’s second largest coal producer, had about 2 million tonnes a years emissions in 2015, which fell to about 1,000 tonnes in 2017.

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It has a carbon emission target of about 10 per cent by 2030 and is aiming to reduce that target to 9 per cent in 2035.

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The city of Ciudad Juárez has been the site of a massive environmental disaster, when it spewed toxic gases into the air, water and soil in the aftermath of a coal-fuelled industrial accident.

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In July 2017, the city of Huachuca was ordered by a court to pay more than $3 billion to affected residents, but that decision was overturned last year.

The settlement includes compensation for families affected by the pollution.

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The mayor of Ciudez, Mexico, was also fined $1.5 billion for his role in the pollution incident.

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The largest coal plant in the US, the Marcellus Shale, produces about 10 million tonnes each year, and is owned by a private company.

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The EPA’s 2015 assessment of the Mar

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