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Despite an increase in competitive pressure from fuels like natural gas, coal is still the principle fuel used to generate electricity in the United States.
In fact, almost fifty percent of the electricity consumed in the U.S. is coal-generated. As an industry, Coal is comprised of thousands of diverse companies that include coal
exploration & extraction, transportation, power generation, coke production, large industrial consumers, major export hubs and more. It's a vast industry with implications on the world economy.
Platts newly updated U.S. Coal Activity 2012 wall map displays in detail the key components of this dynamic industry. Follow coal from the source-region to the coal-fueled power plant.
Gain an understanding of the various transportation methods used to transport coal. View proposed plant locations in relation to existing coal source regions, power plants, and major
coal export locations. Assess the state of clean coal by identifying plants with SO2 scrubber technology.
More than a geographic representation of the coal industry, the US Coal Activity Map is an information resource which includes tabular data, charts, graphs
and illustrative thematic maps.
- More than 700 coal-fired power plants sized by average coal consumption, colored by primary coal source and shaped by SO2 scrubber status. Plants are labeled with an operating company code, plant name, and coal transportation mode when available.
- Over 700 active coal mines uniquely symbolized by mine type - surface vs. underground - sized by average coal production (000 tons)
- IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) plants labeled with plant name.
- Coal-hauling railroads uniquely symbolized by ownership
- Coal-producing regions colored by primary coal-type
- Coalbed methane fields.
- Planned/under construction coal-fueled plants labeled with operator code and plant name.
- Carbon capture & sequestration locations
- Existing/Proposed U.S. Coal import and export terminals
- Coal docks uniquely symbolized and identified by name
- Navigable rivers uniquely symbolized and labeled by name
- Federal lands including National Forests and BLM
- Major rivers
- Major cities and state capitals
- County borders and county names
- Detailed inset maps of Northern Appalachia, Central Appalachia, Illinois Basin and Alaska
Supplementary Data and Graphs
- Graphic inset maps showing
- Canadian coal-fueled Power Plants, Coal Mines, and Canadian Coal Terminals
- U.S. Coal Import and Export Terminals with US Coal Exports by importing continent
- Data rich lookup tables for the following features
- Operating Power Plants, includes Plant Name, Operator, Scrubber status, Average Coal Consumption and Operating Capacity
- Planned Power Plants includes Operator and Planned Capacity
- Coal Mines includes Mine Name, Operator and Average Coal Production and indicates major methane emitters.
- Bar-graphs depicting 2011's:
- Coal Consumption by Couls Source Region & Coal Type
- Top Coal Consuming Plants
- Top Coal Producing Companies
- Top Coal Producing Mines
- Energy Production by Fuel 1980-2035
Also available in an extended CD-ROM version, because not everyone has walls
- On the road or in the office, the CD-ROM version includes all of the valuable information you'll find on the wall map, but in a portable format for desktop viewing and navigation.