Coal energy in the U.S.

Statistics report on the coal energy industry in the United States

Coal energy in the U.S.

This report presents graphs and tables about the coal energy industry in the United States. It includes a global overview followed by chapters on coal consumption, coal power generation and capacity, costs, and leading coal-using utilities. An outlook chapter is also provided.

Table of contents


  • Basic Statistic Global operational coal-fired power stations by country 2023
  • Basic Statistic Installed global coal power plant capacity in select countries 2023
  • Basic Statistic Global coal power generation 2000-2022
  • Premium Statistic Global coal power generation by country 2022
  • Premium Statistic G20: change in coal, wind, and solar electricity generation 2022-2022


  • Basic Statistic Coal power consumption in the U.S. 1950-2023
  • Basic Statistic Coal consumption in the U.S. by sector 1990-2023
  • Basic Statistic Coal energy consumption in the United States 2022, by state


  • Basic Statistic Coal power stations in the U.S. 2023 by state
  • Basic Statistic Coal power capacity in the U.S. by state 2023
  • Basic Statistic U.S. coal electricity generation 2008-2022
  • Basic Statistic Coal plant capacity factors in the U.S. 2010-2023


  • Basic Statistic Natural gas vis-a-vis coal prices for energy generation in the U.S. 1980-2023
  • Basic Statistic Coal energy prices 2012-2023
  • Basic Statistic Coal costs for electricity generation in the U.S. 2005-2022


  • Premium Statistic Coal power production in the U.S. by utility 2022
  • Premium Statistic Utilities with most remaining coal without retirement commitment in the U.S. 2030


  • Basic Statistic U.S. coal power generation forecast 2022-2050
  • Basic Statistic Coal consumption growth by the U.S. electric power sector 2010-2024

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