Book Information

Coal : energy for the future

by National Research Council (U.S.).
Year: 1995
Publisher: National Academy Press
Keywords: Coal United States, Coal Government policy United States, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Power Resources Fossil Fuels, Coal, Coal Government policy, Carvao (geologia), Charbon États-Unis, Gestion des ressources naturelles États-Unis, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 0309052327, 0585022461, 9780585022468
OCLC: 42328923
Contents: 1. Introduction and Scope of the Study -- 2. Overview of U.S. Department of Energy Programs and Planning -- 3. Trends and Issues for Future Coal Use -- 4. The Strategic Planning Framework -- 5. Coal Preparation, Coal-Liquid Mixtures, and Coalbed Methane Recovery -- 6. Clean Fuels and Specialty Products from Coal -- 7. Electric Power Generation -- 8. Technology Demonstration and Commercialization -- 9. Advanced Research Programs -- 10. Conclusions and Recommendations -- App. A: Project Description -- App. B: The Energy Policy Act of 1992 -- App. C: DOE Budget Data -- App. D: Environmental Issues Affecting Coal Use -- App. E: CCT Demonstration Projects -- App. F: Committee Meetings and Activities -- App. G: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members.

Summary: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was given a mandate in the 1992 Energy Policy Act (EPACT) to pursue strategies in coal technology that promote a more competitive economy, a cleaner environment, and increased energy security. Coal evaluates DOE's performance and recommends the priorities the department should consider in updating its coal program and responding to EPACT. This volume provides a picture of likely future coal use and associated technology requirements through the year 2040. Based on near-, mid-, and long-term scenarios, the committee presents a framework for DOE to use in identifying R & D strategies and making detailed assessments of specific programs. The book offers an overview of DOE coal-related programs and recent budget trends and explores principal issues in future U.S. and foreign coal use, including markets for coal and coal utilization technologies, competition with other energy sources, and environmental requirements.