Coal Energy Facts
Learn about this great energy source:
Fast Facts About Coal
Ten interesting facts about coal you may not know.
Frequently Asked Questions About Coal
What is coal anyway? What is it used for? Find out answers to these questions and more!
Coal Mining and the Environment: Restored Lands and Clean Air
The coal industry restores mined land to its original condition or prepares it for more productive uses, and it has incorporated technological advances to keep the air clean and safe.
Coal Mining in America
Coal mining is challenging and rewarding work. Numerous federal and state laws and regulations are in place to ensure the safety of coal miners and maintain the highest standard for safety and environmental and operational excellence.
Take a closer look at how different types of coal are formed, mined, and transported to market.
Coal’s Past, Present, and Future
Although coal has always been an important and plentiful fuel source, many people may not realize just how long it has been used or how much it is used today. A look at past and present uses of coal can tell us what the future of coal might be.
Coal Reserves in the United States (map)
Use this map to easily see where coal reserves are located in the United States, and what types of coal are most prominent.
Converting Coal into Electricity
Nine out of every 10 tons of coal mined in the United States today is used to generate electricity, and more than half of the electricity used in this country is coal-generated electricity. How is coal converted into electricity?
What Is Your State’s Role in Coal?
Explore our interactive map to see how different states in the U.S. use and produce coal.