So How Much Coal Do We Have Left?

 
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Post by deepwoods » Sun. Aug. 30, 2015 10:59 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
EROEI states that when the energy (not the money mind you) invested in the act itself of procuring and bringing to market any given form of energy exceeds the energy that can be brought forth from that which was procured and marketed, it is simply and factually game over.

When seen through this vital lens, the massive and virtually indisputable known reserves of coal shrink dramatically, since far more of it exists in places and concentrations and energy levels that are not worth extracting (on an energy basis, not on a monetary basis) than exists in places and concentrations where the energy returned exceeds the energy expended to facilitate the extraction, purification, distribution, and marketing (all of which labors require energy).
Ouch, now I have a headache, I need to put another lump on the fire.
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Post by waytomany?s » Mon. Jun. 29, 2020 1:34 pm

Sorry, not sorry for reviving this thread. I didn't find you guys until the end of 2018, and this thought just popped into my head. :annoyed: Has anyone seen new numbers of reserves? I mean, it is 5 years later, something has to have changed.

 
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Post by freetown fred » Mon. Jun. 29, 2020 2:44 pm

Hmmmm, this'll give ya something to worry about in your spare time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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Post by waytomany?s » Mon. Jun. 29, 2020 9:40 pm

freetown fred wrote:
Mon. Jun. 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Hmmmm, this'll give ya something to worry about in your spare time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
:o Exactly. Saw that fancy alphabet thing Larry said and began to wonder with all the green stuff going on and trump tanking in the polls if we are any closer to that scenario. I couldn't find anything showing how much reserves Lehigh has in the ground. Figured had to be someone in the know around.

 
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Post by freetown fred » Mon. Jun. 29, 2020 10:08 pm

I wouldn't pay to much attention to those polls W.

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Tue. Jun. 30, 2020 8:07 pm

Hahaha! I know. That's what they all said last time.

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