NATIONAL COAL UTILIZATION ASSESSMENT: SOME POTENTIAL IMPACTS IN THE SOUTH

The National Coal Utilization Assessment is a two-year program, sponsored by the Department of Energy, to assess the potential environmental, social, and economic effects of coal development and use at the national and regional level. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is one of six national laboratories participating in the program and is conducting the assessment in the 12-state southern region. The assessment is designed to analyze regional and national effects of an energy policy of increasd coal use. A recent national energy trends scenario was disaggregated as a basis for forecasting future energy demands for the southern region for 1985, 2000, and 2020. Based on these forecasts and existing energy generation capacities, ORNL developed a plausible county-level siting pattern for future coal-fired power generation, liquefaction, and gasification plants. Future coal mine production was also forecast for the region. These patterns of coal development and consumption were used to identify and assess the potential environmental, social, and economic effects likely to be experienced in the southern region for the forecast period. Additional energy scenarios and more detailed studies are currently underway as part of the second year of the coal assessment. (ERA citation 03:013746)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Southern Economic Association meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, 2 Nov 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Department of Energy
    Oak Ridge, TN  USA  37831
  • Authors:
    • Davis, R M
    • Honea, R B
    • Dobson, J E
    • Berry, L G
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-771135-2
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-26
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM