It's possible some of the IC got scrambled (all of Italy's population somehow got deleted so I am sighing and double checking all the regions). The Social Policies PDF in the thread has been stealth-updated with new prices. Most of the time programs do not produce explicit growth but rather tweak values that enable more growth.
1 Base Cost is meant to pay for factory input/throughput and goes up/down based on shortages. Base Value is added value in creating an industrial product (starting with sheet industrial competence and then going towards various expertise competence). I will make a note..
Good idea on the coal. Actualy the system increases oil demand based on the development, so that practically there is about 20-40% of energy demands as hard demand for oil (less for poorer/less developed countries).