i was being nosy about how Chevron views the coal industry. they have the above graph on their energy page (seeing as they have a huge futuristic campus/headquarters right across the bridge from me, i thought i'd check 'em out).
just to be clear, the graph is not Chevron's outlook for 2030, it's the statistics arm of the Department of Energy, called the Energy Information Administration. this is their projection. so, if fluxlife, thisisreality.org, and any other interested parties have anything to do with it, we'll have that coal number at 0%, where it should be.
after scanning Chevron's overview of their energy endeavors and outlooks, i found their coal page. one of the interesting points here is the projection that the U.S. has 300 years of coal suppy left. well, if we continue the devastation of our air through coal burning, and the davastation of our land and water through MTR (MountainTop Removal mining) involved in coal harvesting, we probably won't be around as a species by the time we use up the existing coal suppy.
another interesting point i garnered from the Chevron coal page, was that there are at least two other primary coal related industries that mine variations of the coal compound, thereby increasing the incidence of MTR, for not just coal, but low sulphur coal, and calcined petroleum coke.
well, that's 'nuff said on the subject for a Sunday! see you all back here, tomorrow at fluxlife! have a great evening and an even better day tomorrow!