CRITIQUE AND RESPONSE TO COAL TRANSPORTATION. A PORTION OF THE COAL FUTURE: ECONOMIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ANALYSES OF INITIATIVES AND INNOVATIONS TO SECURE FUEL SUPPLY INDEPENDENCE

In May 1975 the final report of a study titled "The Coal Future: Economic and Technological Analysis of Initiatives and Innovations to Secure Fuel Supply Independence" (See EAPA 2:574) was released to the public. This study examined numerous potential problems that could prevent the expanded use of coal. The chapter title "Coal Transportation" addressed a subject being debated in both the public and private sectors of the Nation. Subsequent to release of the final Coal Future Study, the National Science Foundation received a critique of the Coal Transportation (IV) section. The critique had been prepared by L.E. Peabody and Associates, Inc. for Energy Transportation Systems, Inc. The University of Illinois research team (who made the study) was asked to examine the L.E. Peabody and Associates critique, and to provide their response. This report contains both the L.E. Peabody and Associates, Inc. critique and the University of Illinois response. The issue of alternative models of coal transportation is of continuing major public and private interest. Therefore, public dissemination of opposing perspectives on the coal transportation issue should provide the research community and the public with an opportunity to arrive at their own conclusions. It is hoped that open examination and debate of these issues of national importance will lead to resolution of the differences and ultimately provide a better basis for setting long-term energy policies in the national interest. (ERA citation 02:005227)

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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: 22 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00151267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF-76-13
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM