Coal is our most affordable, abundant fuel source.
States that use more coal to generate electricity on average have lower electricity rates.
Twenty-two states generating, on average, less than 8% of their electricity from coal pay 24% more than the national average price of electricity.
Fifteen states generating, on average, nearly 70% of their electricity from coal pay 13% less than the national average.
At least 15 clean coal technologies are used by the U.S. coal fleet.
From 1970 to 2015, emissions from coal-fueled power plants have been reduced by 92 percent.
By 2019, the coal-based power industry is expected to have invested more than $126 billion to reduce emissions and to use this critical resource more cleanly and efficiently than ever before.
Wyoming is the largest coal-producing state, followed by West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Illinois.
Coal is mined in 25 states and is responsible for more than 700,000 U.S. jobs.
The U.S. currently uses about 917 million tons of coal per year. At this rate, America’s 260 billion tons of coal reserves would last 280 years.
America’s recoverable coal reserves exceed that of any other country.