Because of limited domestic supplies of other basic energy sources, coal production must be expanded. Reserves of low sulfur coal are large, even in the East, but many problems restrict their availability. The major problem is inadequate productive capacity in the East. Except for metallurgical coals, Eastern production historically has been principally of higher sulfur coals which now are environmentally restricted. Strong incentives must be provided for large capital investments to increase Eastern coal productive capacity. The quickest solutions would be increased low sulfur coal production in the East, supplemented by shipments of Western coals into the Midwest; the relaxation of environmental restrictions, where feasible; and acceleration in the development of technologies to permit the use of higher sulfur coals.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for the meeting of American Chemistry Society, New York, NY, Aug 29-30, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Chemical Society

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  • Authors:
    • Hunter, T W
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00096586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM