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The U. S. Coal Industry The Economics of Policy Choice by Martin B. Zimmerman

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English


  • Central government policies,
  • Energy industries & utilities,
  • Microeconomics,
  • Chemical And Mineral Industries (Economic Aspects),
  • Energy Policy (Economic Aspects),
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science / Energy,
  • Energy,
  • Coal trade,
  • Mathematical models,
  • United States

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10237781M
ISBN 100262240238
ISBN 109780262240239

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50% of the electricity generated in the U.S. is from coal.2 Th ere are the equivalent of more than fi ve hundred, megawatt, coal-fi red power plants in the United States with an average age of 35 years.2 China is currently constructing the equivalent of two, megawatt, coal-fi File Size: 1MB. U.S. Energy Information Administration | Quarterly Coal Report, April - June Table 1. U.S. coal production, - (thousand short tons) Year January - March April - June July - September October - December Total , , , , 1,,File Size: KB.   As a result of the drop in coal use and increasing automation in the coal mining industry over the past few decades, jobs in the coal industry declined while jobs in the renewable energy industry grew. In , the U.S. wind and solar industries employed , people, according to the U.S. Energy and Employment Report. Coal mining.   In , the coal-mining industry in the United States emplo people. Of that number, alm employees worked underground. Read more.

  "Coal Mining in the US to " provides a comprehensive coverage on the US's coal industry. It provides reserves, production by grade and type, consumption by type to , and exports. Nationally, coal supplied just a quarter of the country’s electricity last year, down from nearly half in , according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Coal’s share has fallen.   But the main driver of the employment gains seemed to be that U.S. coal was emerging after years of retrenchment and lots of bankruptcies as a consolidated, leaner industry . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sudoplatov, Anatoliĭ Pavlovich. Coal industry of the U.S.S.R. Moscow, Foreign Languages Pub. House,

Coal mining in the United States is an industry in transition. Production in was down 33% from the peak production of 1, million short tons (1, million metric tons) in Employment of 50, coal miners is down from a peak of , in Generation of electricity is the largest user of coal, being used to produce 50% of electric power in and 27% in (Bloomberg) -- The brewing trade war between China and the U.S. is claiming commodity markets as one of its first victims. The Bloomberg Commodities Index, a measure of 26 raw Coal Futures Analysis.   The statistic shows the consumption of coal energy for electricity generation in the United States between and In , U.S. energy consumption derived from coal came to . Learn more about U.S. electricity generation. Industry. Many industries use coal and coal byproducts. The concrete and paper industries burn large amounts of coal to produce heat. The steel industry uses coal indirectly to make steel. Coal coke is made by baking coal in furnaces. The steel industry uses coal coke to smelt iron ore into iron to.