Coal Statistics

Because of its abundance, reliability and affordability, coal generates nearly 40 percent of the nation's electricity, resulting in electricity costs that generally are 30 percent lower in states that rely upon coal for more than half of their electricity generation versus states that rely on other fuels.

Coal Electricity Generation

Our nation's economic strength and security requires a diverse energy mix. The U.S. needs all its domestic fuel sources - coal, nuclear, natural gas and renewables – to ensure the reliability of its electricity supply. Coal, in particular, has historically proven itself to be an affordable, reliable power source. It is essential to the U.S. economy, providing affordable electricity to households, businesses, manufacturing facilities, transportation and communications systems, and services throughout our economy.

General Statistics

Coal Resources and Coal Use in the U.S., Maps & Tables

Coal Exports and International Coal

Coal Production

U.S. Coal Mining Reclamation

Coal Transportation

Coal Workforce

State-by-state Coal Based Power and Employment

Weekly Statistical Summary