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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-15-06 08:57 AM
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15. EROEI - Energy return on energy invested
So you are still willing to pour energy into something that will yield less than the inputs?

If it takes more energy to make fuel than the fuel produces, it is madness to continue.
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  - Renowned energy strategist sees extraordinary changes ahead 4dsc  May-15-06 06:36 AM   #0 
  - mindstates of fear  sweetheart   May-15-06 06:39 AM   #1 
  - Or reality check??  4dsc   May-15-06 06:50 AM   #2 
  - There is plenty of energy  sweetheart   May-15-06 07:10 AM   #3 
     - There is plenty of energy, but not the kind you can put to use  Ezlivin   May-15-06 07:31 AM   #7 
        - Aaahh, you want to keep the cheep transport  sweetheart   May-15-06 08:20 AM   #10 
           - If you "don't accept physical boundaries", then no one can help you  hatrack   May-15-06 08:42 AM   #12 
           - physicalist  sweetheart   May-15-06 08:48 AM   #13 
              - Energy sources DID run out - read your history  Ezlivin   May-15-06 09:09 AM   #16 
                 - that's why there is no more wood  sweetheart   May-15-06 06:47 PM   #20 
                 - We mourn your passing - and with it we now we are out of bullshit, too.  Ezlivin   May-16-06 07:21 AM   #25 
                 - Solar powered solar cell plant  Ready4Change   May-16-06 06:48 PM   #27 
           - Unlike Cheney, I do believe that the American way of life is negotiable  Ezlivin   May-15-06 08:54 AM   #14 
              - Economic downturns have a way a changing behaviors  depakid   May-15-06 07:29 PM   #21 
  - Malthus was right  Ezlivin   May-15-06 07:15 AM   #5 
  - We have the means to use an alternative to fossil fuels all we need  Chimichurri   May-15-06 07:10 AM   #4 
  - there is always shale oil, for the US  rfkrfk   May-15-06 07:30 AM   #6 
  - Shale oil (or tar sands) require too much energy inputs  Ezlivin   May-15-06 07:38 AM   #8 
  - coal, nuke, or fuel corn for heat  rfkrfk   May-15-06 07:43 AM   #9 
  - EROEI - Energy return on energy invested  Ezlivin   May-15-06 08:57 AM   #15 
  - Shale oil/tar sands = converting cheap gas to expensive synthetic oil  hatrack   May-15-06 08:39 AM   #11 
  - and chew up large swaths of the environment?  ramapo   May-15-06 10:34 AM   #17 
     - everything has a EROEI of less than one, if you include the feedstock  rfkrfk   May-15-06 11:07 AM   #18 
  - The Kunsterist prophets of doom here are getting annoying.  Odin2005   May-15-06 12:09 PM   #19 
     - Kunstler has his ... uses  Pigwidgeon   May-16-06 01:07 AM   #22 
     - Well said!  Nihil   May-16-06 03:23 AM   #23 
     - It's a message board, people are supposed to post what they think  TheBorealAvenger   May-16-06 06:49 AM   #24 
     - The Sophomoric Jingoism And Pedantism Are Also Getting Annoying  loindelrio   May-16-06 07:36 AM   #26 

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