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Appalachian Coal Industry, Power Generation, and Supply Chain

March 2016
Dan Hodge
Hodge Economic Consulting

This study, commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission, provides an overview of the coal industry ecosystem including production, power generation, and supply chain linkages, and presents the most current data and trends on coal-related industries. The paper also examines a number of coal industry-related topics, including: employment and production, coal-fired power plants and electricity generation, the transportation of coal shipments by mode, and the outlook for the coal industry.

Full Report in PDF (1.3 MB)

Supplementary Files
Data Maps (Zip file: 3 MB; includes 5 PNGs, uncompressed size 200 KB each; and 5 PDFs, 500 KB each)
County-Level Coal Mine Employment and Coal Production Data from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, 2000-2015 (Excel: 600 KB)
Related Files
Coal Mine Employment and Coal Production Data, 2000-2016
County-level data on coal mine employment and coal production for 2000-2016 is available below for download. The data included in the report above is for 2000-2015.
County-Level Coal Mine Employment and Coal Production Data from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, 2000-2016 (Excel: 330 KB)
Charts: County-Level Coal Mine Employment and Coal Production Data, 2000-2016 (PDF: 250 KB)
Fact Sheet: Investing in Coal-Impacted Appalachia
Learn more about ARC's investment in Appalachia's coal-impacted communities at www,arc.gov/power.