THE TRANSITION TO COAL

The basic energy problem facing the U.S. and other industrialized nations is not to secure independence from foreign energy suppliers, but instead to negotiate an orderly transition from primary reliance on fossil oil and gas resources to predominant use of energy sources not tied to finite fuel reserves. This report describes the major energy problem currently facing the United States, and proposes a long-term energy strategy based on increased U.S. coal production. Major environmental, capital, and labor constraints affecting coal demand and production are discussed. A model, that is a tool for designing and testing broad coal-related energy programs is described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thayer School of Engineering

    Dartmouth Systems Dynamics Group
    Hanover, NH  United States  03755

    National Science Foundation

    Research Applied to National Needs
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Authors:
    • Naill, R F
    • Miller, J S
    • Meadows, D L
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DSD-18 Ann. Rpt., NSF/RA/N-74/289
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-SIA72-03454
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM