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Coal on the Switchback

The Coal Industry Since Nationalisation, 1st Edition

By Israel Berkovitch


232 pages

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Originally published in 1977, this book concentrates on the period since nationalisation in the history of the coal industry. It provides not only a compact summary for those within the industry but also provides understanding of its problems and achievements for those outside it. The fluctuating world fuel situation threw the fortunes of the coal industry up and down and this book examines these changing fortunes within the context of the new challenges from North Sea oil and other newer sources of fuel.

Table of Contents

1. The Fuel Picture 2. From Scrabbling in the Ground to Exporting Great Treasure 3. Towards Nationalisation 4. What the Nation Took Over 5. The First Board 6. Expanding Horizons 7. The Great turnabout 8. Fight For survival 9. Coal yields further Ground 10. The Sheikhs Take A Hand 11. Coal Industry 1975/76 12. Fuel Policies 1975/76 13. The Future - Must Coal Stay on a Switchback?

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Energy Economics

In view of the recent decline of the quality of various domestic energy and natural resources and the uncertain nature of the availability of foreign supplies it is becoming increasingly important for many countries to be able to forecast more reliably the demand for energy and resources. Many of the volumes in this set, originally published between 1936 and 1995, provide models with which to measure the impact of policy decisions and technological change. Others analyze and discuss many of the issues which have enduring relevance: ailing global coal mining industries, the advent of new energy forms, increased competition from cheaper sources, strict pollution legislation and the impact that all of these issues have on productivity and employment.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries