Facts & Figures

More electricity in the U.S. is generated with coal than with any other fuel.

Coal was responsible for more than 42 percent of electricity generated in the U.S. during 2011.
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly, March 2012 edition.
http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=epmt_1_1.

During 2011, more electricity was generated with coal than with natural gas (24.8 percent) and nuclear power (19.2 percent).
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly, March 2012 edition.
http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=epmt_1_1.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, coal is projected to be the dominant fuel for electricity generation in the U.S. through 2035.
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2012 Early Release Overview, January 23, 2012.
http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/er/early_elecgen.cfm.