POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND IMPORT DEPENDENCY OF FUEL CHOICES FOR ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION IN NEW ENGLAND

Prospective federal legislation gives the federal government authority to order existing natural gas and oil-fired electric generating plants and new electric power plants to utilize coal as their primary fuel. It is anticipated that if such a policy were implemented in New England, attainment of regional energy, environmental and economic objectives might be jeopardized by increased electric costs and elevated air pollution levels. This paper examines these economic and environmental consequences of coal utilization and is based on two analyses: the first of new coal-fired power plants and the second of two existing oil-fired plants that could be converted to coal. All are located at relatively urbanized sites in New England.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proc Counc Econ 106th AIME Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 6-10, 1977 and Compr Subj and Author Indices to 1974-1977 Proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgy & Petroleum Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Clark, P B
    • Hearding, D W
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 89-106

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM