Coal: A Love Story

"Coal: A Love Story" explores our modern culture’s complicated relationship with coal. Almost half of the nation's electricity is generated from the burning of coal. Despite the fact that we rely on electricity for nearly everything we do, few of us are aware of how it is generated. Whether we like it or not, we are in a complicated relationship with coal for the foreseeable future. Our 2011 Fellows present a Powering A Nation special report, "Coal: A Love Story."

The purpose of this project is to start a conversation about our multi-faceted relationship with coal through personalized video stories, written pieces and graphics.

"Coal: A Love Story" is a groundbreaking multimedia report that represents a shift away from traditional journalism. Utilizing an immersive online experience, the website challenges the viewer to engage with energy issues in a highly personalized way.

Born Into Coal from Powering a Nation.  View the Interactive.