The average American family burns more than 6,200 pounds of coal a year. How much do you use?
Play the interactive: coalalovestory.com
Design and programming by Kristen Long
Research by Kristen Long and Jeff Mittelstadt
Camera by Caitlyn Greene, Catherine Orr, Mimi Schiffman and Catherine Spangler
This interactive uses the following sources to estimate coal usage based on location.
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-826, "Monthly Electric Sales and Revenue Report with State Distributions Report"
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Residential Consumption of Electricity by End Use, 2001
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