IMPACT OF COAL ON THE INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY

Certain key guidelines are assumed, including: promotion of conservation of energy usage through elimination of waste and improved efficiency of industrial processes; increased availability of coal and uranium, so that oil and gas will be essentially eliminated as electric power and industrial process fuel; economic conversion timetables; and financial incentives plus realistic legislation to make it happen. Supplementary energy sources are briefly discussed, as well as their expected impact on the industrial economy in the near-term (1976/1985) and the longer term (beyond 1985). The effect of conversion timing as well as technical, financial and facility limitations are discussed, including past and future power plant costs for oil/gas fuel versus coal. The paper concludes with a short discussion of the problems that the profit-oriented manager has in achieving compatibility between his National Conscience and making Good Business Decisions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the TAPPI Annual Meeting in New York, New York, March 15-17, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry

    360 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • JACKSON, W H
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 309-314

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM