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Coal Myth/Reality Static Series

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Always Available

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National Coal Council: Coal=Reliable Energy

Fraser Institute: Renewable Energy Can’t Replace Fossil Fuels 

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Required Resources

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Energy Central: Can You Make a Wind Turbine Without Fossil Fuels?

U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Renewable Energy Materials Properties Database: Summary (August 2023) (Fig. 3, pg. 8. Steel is 9% of material for 1 MW of land based wind, or 108 metric tonnes. Concrete is 34% of material for 1 MW, or 408 metric tonnes). 

Science Direct: Energy Production from Coal.  Gulhan Ozbayoglu. Comprehensive Energy Systems (2018) 788-821. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809597-3.00341-2. (Chapter 3.19.1.1.2, page 791. 0.77 tonne of coal per tonne of steel translates to 83 tonnes of coal in steel per MW of onshore wind capacity. Chapter 3.19.1.1.3, page 792. 0.2 – 0.45 tonne of coal per tonne of cement translates to 82 – 184 tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity. Total tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity = 165-266 tonnes of coal)

McKinsey Sustainability: The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring (Page 74)

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Abundant

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Energy Institute: Statistical Review of World Energy 2023 (Page 53)

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Abatement

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United Nations: Coal- Energy for Sustainable Development 

Scott Foster, David Elzinga: The Role of Fossil Fuels in a Sustainable Energy System

IEA: World Energy Outlook 2022 (Page 417, Figure 9.3)

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High Tech Applications

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World Coal Association: Other Uses of Coal 

Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration: Coal’s Importance to the World 

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On-Demand Energy

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See Center for Robust Decision-making on Climate and Energy Policy: Energy Transitions in U.S. History, 1800-2019 (Page 5, lines 125 – 130)

PBS Learning Media: Coal, Steam, and the Industrial Revolution | Crash Course World History.

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Average Coal Use

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Minerals Education Coalition: Mineral Usage Statistics

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Indispensable

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Energy Central: Can You Make a Wind Turbine Without Fossil Fuels?

U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Renewable Energy Materials Properties Database: Summary (August 2023) (Fig. 3, pg. 8. Steel is 9% of material for 1 MW of land based wind, or 108 metric tonnes. Concrete is 34% of material for 1 MW, or 408 metric tonnes). 

Science Direct: Energy Production from Coal.  Gulhan Ozbayoglu. Comprehensive Energy Systems (2018) 788-821. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809597-3.00341-2. (Chapter 3.19.1.1.2, page 791. 0.77 tonne of coal per tonne of steel translates to 83 tonnes of coal in steel per MW of onshore wind capacity. Chapter 3.19.1.1.3, page 792. 0.2 – 0.45 tonne of coal per tonne of cement translates to 82 – 184 tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity. Total tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity = 165-266 tonnes of coal)

McKinsey Sustainability: The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring (Page 74)

That Comes From Coal Static Series

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Steel

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Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration: Coal’s Importance to the World 

Arcelor Mittal: Coking Plant

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Fertilizer

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Trademark Nitrogen: Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solution

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Water Filtration

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Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration: Coal’s Importance to the World 

National Library of Medicine: An Evaluation of Activated Carbon for Drinking Water Treatment

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Electricity

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Energy Institute: Statistical Review of World Energy 2023 (Supporting data: Total Proved Coal Reserves at End 2020, Page 53)

NMPP Energy: Understanding The Term ‘Dispatchable’ Regarding Electricity Generation

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Concrete

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World Coal Association: Other Uses of Coal 

Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration: Coal’s Importance to the World 

Big Data Static Series

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Coal LB’s

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Minerals Education Coalition: Mineral Usage Statistics

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Power Supply

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Energy Institute: Statistical Review of World Energy 2023 (Page 53)

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Electricity Access

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IEA: World Energy Outlook 2022 (Page 164)

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Restoration

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National Mining Association: Reclamation

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Wind Turbine

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Energy Central: Can You Make a Wind Turbine Without Fossil Fuels?

U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Renewable Energy Materials Properties Database: Summary (August 2023) (Fig. 3, pg. 8. Steel is 9% of material for 1 MW of land based wind, or 108 metric tonnes. Concrete is 34% of material for 1 MW, or 408 metric tonnes). 

Science Direct: Energy Production from Coal.  Gulhan Ozbayoglu. Comprehensive Energy Systems (2018) 788-821. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809597-3.00341-2 (Chapter 3.19.1.1.2, page 791. 0.77 tonne of coal per tonne of steel translates to 83 tonnes of coal in steel per MW of onshore wind capacity. Chapter 3.19.1.1.3, page 792. 0.2 – 0.45 tonne of coal per tonne of cement translates to 82 – 184 tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity. Total tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity = 165-266 tonnes of coal)

Successories Static Series

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Achievement

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Mark P. Mills Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute: The “Energy Transition” Delusion A Reality Reset

Energy Institute: Statistical Review of World Energy 2023 (Based on data provided for consumption of Coal, Oil, Natural Gas.)

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Perspective

National Renewable Energy Laboratory: 100% Clean Electricity by 2035 Study 

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Office of Energy Projects Energy Infrastructure Update For December 2022 (Page 7)

Renewables in the Wild Static Series

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White House

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Samantha Gross: Brookings Institute, Renewables, Land Use, and Local Opposition in the United States (Page 3)

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Eiffel Tower

IEA: Net Zero by 2050

Autocomplete Video Series

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Erica | Dispatchable Energy

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NMPP Energy: Understanding The Term ‘Dispatchable’ Regarding Electricity Generation

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Jacquie | Environmental Impact

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World Coal Association: Coal- Energy for Sustainable Development 

Scott Foster, David Elzinga: The Role of Fossil Fuels in a Sustainable Energy System

IEA: World Energy Outlook 2022 (Page 417, Figure 9.3)

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Jessica | Natural Resource

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PBS Learning Media: The Geology of Coal 

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Matt | Abudance

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Energy Institute: Statistical Review of World Energy 2023 (Page 53) 

IEA: Coal 2022 (Consumption Totals)

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Jacquie | Wind Turbine

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Energy Central: Can You Make a Wind Turbine Without Fossil Fuels?

U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Renewable Energy Materials Properties Database: Summary (August 2023) (Fig. 3, pg. 8. Steel is 9% of material for 1 MW of land based wind, or 108 metric tonnes. Concrete is 34% of material for 1 MW, or 408 metric tonnes). 

Science Direct: Energy Production from Coal.  Gulhan Ozbayoglu. Comprehensive Energy Systems (2018) 788-821. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809597-3.00341-2. (Chapter 3.19.1.1.2, page 791. 0.77 tonne of coal per tonne of steel translates to 83 tonnes of coal in steel per MW of onshore wind capacity. Chapter 3.19.1.1.3, page 792. 0.2 – 0.45 tonne of coal per tonne of cement translates to 82 – 184 tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity. Total tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity = 165-266 tonnes of coal)

McKinsey Sustainability: The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring (Page 74)

Coal Myth/Reality Video Series

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Infrastructure

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World Coal Association: Coal & Steel

Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration: Coal’s Importance to the World

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Carbon Based Products

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World Coal Association: Other Uses of Coal 

Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration: Coal’s Importance to the World 

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Abatement Technologies

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PJM: Energy Transition in PJM: Resource Retirements, Replacements & Risks (Pages 5 & 6)

North American Electric Reliability Corporation: 2022 Long-Term Reliability Assessment. (Page 9)

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Clean Energy

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U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory, News Release: How Do We Inventory the Materials Needed To Build Wind and Solar Farms? | News | NREL 

Energy Central: Can You Make a Wind Turbine Without Fossil Fuels?

U.S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Renewable Energy Materials Properties Database: Summary (August 2023) (Fig. 3, pg. 8. Steel is 9% of material for 1 MW of land based wind, or 108 metric tonnes. Concrete is 34% of material for 1 MW, or 408 metric tonnes)

Science Direct: Energy Production from Coal.  Gulhan Ozbayoglu. Comprehensive Energy Systems (2018) 788-821. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809597-3.00341-2. (Chapter 3.19.1.1.2, page 791. 0.77 tonne of coal per tonne of steel translates to 83 tonnes of coal in steel per MW of onshore wind capacity. Chapter 3.19.1.1.3, page 792. 0.2 – 0.45 tonne of coal per tonne of cement translates to 82 – 184 tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity. Total tonnes of coal per MW of onshore wind capacity = 165-266 tonnes of coal)

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Disruptions

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U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Renewable Electricity Futures Study, Renewable Electricity Generation and Storage Technology Volume 2/4  (Pages 225, 279, 331)

Dave Merrill: Bloomberg.com: The U.S. Will Need a Lot of Land for a Zero-Carbon Economy

North American Electric Reliability Corporation: 2022 Long-Term Reliability Assessment. (Page 9)

Samantha Gross: Brookings Institute: Renewables, Land Use, and Local Opposition in the United States

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Sustainability

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NMA: Reclamation

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35 Percent

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Energy Institute: Statistical Review of World Energy 2023 (Page 53)

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3000 Pounds

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Minerals Education Coalition: Mineral Usage Statistics

That Comes From Coal Video Series

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Fertilizers

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Trademark Nitrogen: Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solution

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Electricity

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Energy Institute: Statistical Review of World Energy 2023 (Supporting data: Total Proved Coal Reserves at End 2020) Page 53

NMPP Energy:  Understanding The Term ‘Dispatchable’ Regarding Electricity Generation

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Steel

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Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration: Coal’s Importance to the World

Arcelor Mittal: Coking Plant

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Concrete

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World Coal Association: Other Uses of Coal

Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration: Coal’s Importance to the World

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Water Filtration

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Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration: Coal’s Importance to the World

National Library of Medicine: An Evaluation of Activated Carbon for Drinking Water Treatment

Clear the Air Video Series

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Matt | Dependable Energy

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United Nations: Human Development Reports: Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2022: Unpacking Deprivation Bundles to Reduce Multidimensional Poverty  (Pages 2, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 23)

Energy Institute: 2023 Statistical Review of World Energy (Page 53)

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Erica | Coal Demand

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IEA: Coal 2022 
IEA: Coal Market Update–July 2023

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Jacquie| Restoration

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NMA: Reclamation