TABLE 7.2 Summary of Federal Agency Support for Coal-Related Research and Technology Development in 2005

 

 

Coal Mining and Processing

 

 

 

 

Resource and Reserve Assessment

Productivity and Resource Optimization

Safety and Health

Environment and Reclamation

Transport and Transmission

Coal Utilization and CCS

Total (dollars)

Department of Energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Information Administration

15,000

 

 

 

 

 

15,000

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

 

734,000a

110,000

 

 

 

844,000

Office of Fossil Energy

 

 

 

 

 

442,204,000

442,204,000

Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

 

 

 

 

48,470,000b

 

48,470,000

Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office of Research and Development

 

 

 

9,200,000c

 

 

9,200,000

Mine Safety and Health Administration

 

 

1,274,000c

 

 

 

1,274,000

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

 

 

23,006,000

 

 

 

23,006,000

National Science Foundation

36,000

594,000

8,000

124,000

260,000

1,807,000

2,829,000

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Geological Survey

9,700,000d

 

 

 

 

 

9,700,000

Total

9,751,000

1,328,000

24,398,000

9,924,000

48,730,000

444,011,000

538,142,000

NOTE: Numbers are rounded to nearest thousand.

aOf the coal-related projects undertaken during the 8-year history of the Mining Industry of the Future program (1999-2006), 87% addressed mining and processing issues and 13% addressed safety and health issues. The funding for 2005 was distributed according to this ratio.

bThis figure is derived by allocating 53% of OE’s R&D appropriation to coal-related activities; 53% of national electricity generation is supplied by coal-fired power plants.

c2006 data.

dThis number represents what was requested by the agency, rather than the actual dollars spent on coal-related research projects.



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