By Committee on the Strategic Assessment of the U. S. Department of energy

Coal evaluates the dept of Energy's functionality and recommends priorities in updating its coal software and responding to EPACT. It offers an image of most probably destiny coal use and linked expertise requisites throughout the 12 months 2040. comprises an outline of coal-related courses and up to date price range tendencies and explores vital matters in destiny U.S. and overseas coal use.

Show description

Read Online or Download Coal: Energy for the Future PDF

Similar alternative & renewable books

Switching to Renewable Power: A Framework for the 21st Century

Renewable power has loved really strong - and occasionally amazing - development lately, specifically photovoltaics and wind; however it might be tough to maintain such charges of diffusion on an international foundation. A extra entire transition to renewable power is needed on a hard timescale set through weather swap and fossil gas depletion.

Energy storage for smart grids : planning and operation for renewable and variable energy resources (VERs)

Strength garage is a major element of any holistic attention of clever grids, quite whilst incorporating energy derived from variable, allotted and renewable power assets. power garage for clever Grids delves into targeted insurance of the total spectrum of obtainable and rising garage applied sciences, awarded within the context of monetary and functional issues.

Solar Energy in Buildings: Thermal Balance for Efficient Heating and Cooling

Solar power in structures offers sunlight radiation basics and their purposes in structures, supported via theoretical research and result of unique simulation reviews in solar power availability, assortment, and conversion for either lively and passive use. In-depth assurance of power stability and warmth move in development envelopes is supported via the inclusion of calculations and case reports, whereas contextualizing inside of an built-in layout method.

Intellectual Property and Climate Change: Inventing Clean Technologies

'A traditionally grounded learn on a state of the art subject, highbrow estate and weather swap has all of it. not just is it well-written, concise, and highly informative, it's also a well timed intervention addressing really international demanding situations. comfortably, a must-read. '- Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Uppsala college, Sweden 'Rimmer presents a miles wanted, good written, authoritative publication at the highbrow estate features of weather swap, average mess ups, fresh cars, and renewable strength.

Additional info for Coal: Energy for the Future

Sample text

These trends are expected to continue, with environmental constraints on coal combustion becoming more stringent. Transportation costs are more generally a critical determinant of the competitiveness of coal from different sources. S. coals on a delivered price basis. S. coals (Coal Week International, 1994). About 10 percent of the coal used in the United States during the first decade of the next century will likely be imported (EIA, 1994a). Another change in the industry has been the continued decrease in the price paid for coal at the mine.

S. economy. Coal prices declined in real terms through most of the 1980s, due primarily to higher mining productivity, overcapacity, and competition from natural gas. The abundance and low-cost of coal make it an attractive fuel, but the environmental controls required for coal combustion, together with the inconvenience of handling a solid fuel, have made natural gas and oil the fuels of choice in developed nations for many domestic, commercial, and industrial applications. S. 6 quadrillion Btu) was coal, 27 percent natural gas, and 23 percent crude oil, with the remaining 18 percent from nuclear power and renewables (EIA, 1993a).

Interest in the production of synthetic fuels from coal will also likely increase significantly in response to rising international oil prices. In the long-term (2021-2040) the balance of coal uses may well shift, with liquids and other clean fuels from coal becoming increasingly important compared to power generation. The emphasis on power generation will continue to be significant, but the need to minimize carbon dioxide (CO2) and other emissions will impose severe demands on efficiency and emission control systems, resulting in increased interest in other energy sources.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 8 votes