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  1. Article number 1 - 992G Caterpillar
  2. Article number 2 - Steam coal
  3. Article number 3 - Roof Bolters
  •  992G Caterpillar

    The 992G Caterpillar loaders are the work horses at this surface mine in southern Illinois.

  •  Steam coal

    Steam coal that has been washed and sized is ready for transport to an electric generating facility.

  •  Roof Bolters

    ​​Roof bolters provide secondary roof support in underground mines.

Coal Technology

The Energy Policy for the State of Illinois focuses on increasing our energy independence while improving our environment. Illinois promotes the use of diverse energy sources and technologies. With coal in abundant supply in Illinois, the Energy Conservation and Coal Development Act makes coal an integral part of the big picture on energy.  Governor Quinn strongly advocates a responsible energy program and has championed policies that spur investment in the research and development of cleaner coal technologies that keep the cost of electricity in Illinois affordable while protecting our air and water from pollutants.