Rapid growth in domestic coal use during the next 25 years may be expected to increase coal transportation demands, especially on western railroads. Similarly, the rapid flux in environmental regulations has resulted in considerable uncertainty among utilities concerning the ground rules for coal use. The course that environmental policy ultimately takes will be a major determinant in regional coal use and transportation patterns. To capture this effect, utility coal use patterns were estimated for 1985 and 2000 under two widely different environmental scenarios. The transportation impacts of these scenarios were estimated and formed the basis of a discussion of current coal transportation issues.

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  • Pagination: p. 1010
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    • Volume: 2

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  • Accession Number: 00193765
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Cat n P-75
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM