Title: Assessing Future Supply Curves for Coal In Light Of Economic, Technological and Environmental Uncertainties
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-404/82908
Publication Date: 11/2008
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Environmental & Water
Author: Melissa Chan (CMU)
David Gerard (CMU)
Yi Luo (WVU)
Scott H. Matthews (CMU)
Anthony Zammerilli (NETL)

This study provides an analysis of the costs to continue mining in the U.S., as well as discussion of supply availability and environmental costs. Understanding these costs requires an understanding of unit operations timing, individual mine plans, productivity and costs; more detailed and thorough measurements of coal reserves; and a better understanding of coal mining's interaction with the surrounding ecosystem.

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