What is the role of coal in the United States?

The United States holds the world’s largest estimated recoverable reserves of coal and is a net exporter of coal. In 2013, U.S. coal mines produced just under one billion short tons of coal, the lowest output level since 1993. More than 90% of this coal was used by U.S. power plants to generate electricity. View full post on EIA’s Energy in Brief: What everyone should know about energy

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