Coal & you
The average American family burns more than 6,200 pounds of coal a year. How much do you use?
Calculate your personal coal use in this interactive graphic.
This interactive uses the following sources to estimate coal usage based on location.
Appliance and home electronic energy use
U.S. Department of Energy
Average American time use
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Time Use Survey, 2009
Energy breakdown by eGRID
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, eGRID 2010 Version 1.1