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Producing liquid fuels from coal [electronic resource] : prospects and policy issues / James T. Bartis, Frank Camm, David S. Ortiz.

By: Bartis, James T, 1945-.
Contributor(s): Camm, Frank A, 1949- | Ortiz, David (David Santana).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corp., c2008Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 167 p.) : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9780833046765 (electronic bk.); 0833046764 (electronic bk.); 9780833045119 (print); 0833045113 (print).Subject(s): Coal liquefaction | Coal liquefaction -- Government policy -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- International SecurityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Producing liquid fuels from coal.DDC classification: 662/.6622 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- The coal resource base -- Coal-to-liquids technologies -- Other unconventional fuels -- Benefits of coal-to-liquids development -- Critical policy issues for coal-to-liquids development -- Designing incentives to encourage private investment -- Moving forward with a coal-to-liquids development effort -- Appendixes: A. Cost-estimation methodology and assumptions -- B. Greenhouse-gas emissions: supporting analysis -- C.A model of the global liquid-fuel market.
Summary: Large U.S. coal reserves and viable technology make promising a domesticindustry producing liquid fuels from coal. Weighing benefits, costs, andenvironmental issues, a productive and robust U.S. strategy is to promote alimited amount of early commercial experience in coal-to-liquids productionand to prepare the foundation for managing associated greenhouse-gasemissions, both in a way that reduces uncertainties and builds futurecapabilities.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-167).

Introduction -- The coal resource base -- Coal-to-liquids technologies -- Other unconventional fuels -- Benefits of coal-to-liquids development -- Critical policy issues for coal-to-liquids development -- Designing incentives to encourage private investment -- Moving forward with a coal-to-liquids development effort -- Appendixes: A. Cost-estimation methodology and assumptions -- B. Greenhouse-gas emissions: supporting analysis -- C.A model of the global liquid-fuel market.

Large U.S. coal reserves and viable technology make promising a domesticindustry producing liquid fuels from coal. Weighing benefits, costs, andenvironmental issues, a productive and robust U.S. strategy is to promote alimited amount of early commercial experience in coal-to-liquids productionand to prepare the foundation for managing associated greenhouse-gasemissions, both in a way that reduces uncertainties and builds futurecapabilities.

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