How much coal is mined in Indiana and how is it used?
Indiana is generally regarded as one of the top coal producing states in the country producing between 32 and 35 million tons per year. Indiana coal is used primarily to generate electricity but some is used as coke in steel mills. More than 95 percent of electricity used in Indiana comes from coal. For a more thorough description of the many different and varied uses of coal, visit the National Energy Foundation Web page.