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How much of the world鈥檚 electricity comes from coal?
Coal-fired power plants currently fuel 37% of global electricity and figures from the IEA show that coal will still generate 22% of the world鈥檚 electricity in 2040, retaining coal鈥檚 position as the single largest source of electricity worldwide.
How is coal used to generate electricity?
The principle of how coal generates electricity is fundamentally the same as in Edison鈥檚 day, and similar to other thermal power stations like gas : the coal is burned, heating water to create steam, which spins a turbine to produce electricity.
How many coal-fired power plants are in the US?
The nation’s fleet of over 100 coal plants is responsible for 57 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S., more than any other single electricity fuel source.
Where can I find the amount and energy content of coal?
The amount and energy content of coal consumption by State and sector are detailed in Energy Information Administration, State Energy Data Report, DOE/EIA-0214, published annually.