Students will create regression models to demonstrate the trends in coal production in Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky, and Tennessee based on provided data. They will use this model to predict when coal production will cease in these areas. The class will discuss as a whole why this model may not accurately represent the data for an extended period of time. We will also discuss if coal plants are essential for stability on the grid and if coal plants will ever cease to exist entirely. A reading will be provided to help students make their own conclusions about the future of coal.