‘𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙄𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙨’ 𝙤𝙛 𝙁𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙡 𝙁𝙪𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙏𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮’𝙨 𝙀𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 𝙎𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙨'”
…finally received peer-review for ‘𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙄𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙨’ 𝙤𝙛 𝙁𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙡 𝙁𝙪𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙏𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮’𝙨 𝙀𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 𝙎𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙨” (see short video summary below)
The paper is available at SSRN electronic journal https://lnkd.in/dAk5JCrdHere is a short video explaining the surprising results that surfaced-mined coal is “better for the climate” than average natural gas if one accepts #IPCC‘s global warming potential and #IEA‘s new methane emission numbers. The real point is that 𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙮 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚-𝙘𝙮𝙘𝙡𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙣-𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 𝙨𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙘𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩. Focusing only on combustion leads to economically and environmentally undesired effects. – life-cycle includes production, processing, transportation, operations, and recycling – non-emissions environmental impacts include energy input, material requirement, space requirements, animal/plant life, health/safety, and more All energy systems need to be analyzed for this full life-cycle effect on the environment, including conventional and “renewables”, to decide on priorities and compare those to the economic impact of switching from one to the other.