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Coal must be regarded as a major source of alternate energy. Worldwide it is estimated that even if only 1% of in situ coal resources were recovered, they would, nevertheless, represent twice as much potential energy as the ultimate resources of oil and natural gas combined. Against this background the author briefly presents his views on the U. K. energy perspective and the coal's role in it, and then examines the markets for coal in general and U. K. coal in particular. Expansion plans for the U. K. coal industry are also considered.


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Colliery Guardian

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514 - 516