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Chapter 11

I The Present Energy Economy

II Australian Energy Consumption

III Research And Development

IV Coal
i Transition at the coal face
ii Further development of face mechanisation
iii Mechanisation outside the face area
iv Open-cut mining in NSW
v Open-cut mining in Queensland
vi Underground mining in Queensland
vii The state of the art
viii Conclusion

V Oil And Natural Gas

VI Solar Energy

VII Nuclear Energy

VIII Bagasse Firewood And Other Biomass

IX Electric Power Generation And Distribution electric Power Generation And Distribution

X Manufactured Gas

XI Industrial Process Heat



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Open-cut mining in NSW (continued)

Considerable sophistication has entered the electro-mechanical and hydraulic facets of the equipment employed, with the extensive use of computerisation and electronics in control systems.

In the exploration and planning stages the graphics embodied in computers have permitted the presentation of programmes which go a long way to solving and integrating the various operations inherent in large open-cuts.

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