RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVING COAL EXTRACTION: CONSTRAINTS AND INCENTIVES TO COMMERCIALIZATION
Barriers to commercializing new technology resulting from R and D application for improved coal extraction systems and the incentives required on both the federal and state levels which would allow these new technologies to be commercialized are discussed. Numerous constraints were identified, leading the authors to conclude that the government should consider incentives that will: (1) stabilize markets for coal; (2) stabilize the price of coal competitive with oil and gas; (3) assure adequate transportation systems; (4) stabilize regulations that will allow growth of U.S. coal industry; (5) establish manpower recruiting and training facilities to support expanding industry; and (6) establish a climate where capital availability will not be a problem for an expanding coal industry.
- Prepared in cooperation with USC, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
Little (Arthur D), IncorporatedAcorn Park
Cambridge, MA United States 02140
USC, IncorporatedPittsburgh, PA United States
National Science FoundationOffice of Energy Research and Development Policy
Washington, DC United States 20550
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 63 p.
- TRT Terms: Coal; Coal industry; Coal mining; Constraints; Federal government; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Incentives; Marketing; Policy; Production; State government; Traffic forecasting; Transportation; Transportation planning
- Old TRIS Terms: Government policies
- Subject Areas: Policy; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00191286
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/OEP-74-19795/1/4
- Contract Numbers: NSF-C952
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM