Future Coal Supply for the World Energy Balance; Proceedings of the Third IIASA Conference on Energy Resources, November 28 - December 2, 1977

Grenon M (1979). Future Coal Supply for the World Energy Balance; Proceedings of the Third IIASA Conference on Energy Resources, November 28 - December 2, 1977. IIASA Conference Series, 6 . Oxford: Pergamon Press. ISBN 9780080234373

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Abstract

There is growing concern and interest in the re-emergence into the energy picture of "King Coal." Coal, as it is produced today and, still more, as it will be produced tomorrow and in the next century, has many new features. Reserves and resources are revised upward, by jumps greater than the total estimated world oil resources. Production techniques are shifting from fully automated underground mines to gigantic surface mines with annual capacities of some tens of millions of tons. Coal slurry pipelines will be used for transportation, and sophisticated processes can transform coal into almost any other fuel: gas, syncrude, methanol, gasoline, and so on.

How do the various nations, whether producers or consumers or both, react to these changing conditions? And what could be the effects on the future world energy balance, and on a potential world coal market trying to compete with the world oil market?

All these questions--and many others--were raised and dealt with during the Third IIASA Conference on Energy Resources, devoted to Future Coal Supply for the World Energy Balance. More than seventy experts from East and West--technicians, economists, futurologists, modelers--contributed. The papers presented in this book treat technical aspects and prospects and economic (national, international, and global) problems and perspectives.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Bibliographic Reference: Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK [1979]
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