In 2011, coal expenditures in Nebraska were $437.9 million, which was an increase of 19.6 percent from 2010 expenditures. This expenditure level is a new record. New records had also been set each year from 2005 to 2010. Before 2005, the record had been held by the year 1984 when expenditures were $163.3 million. In 2011, the electric power sector spent $402.7 million (92.0 percent of the total), and the industrial sector spent $35.2 million (8.0 percent of the total). If coal was consumed in the commercial, residential, and transportation sectors in 2011, the expenditures rounded to zero.
The expenditures are in nominal dollars to provide a better comparison.