Deep Dive: Rocks!!!

A new report sheds light on the mining and mineral intensity of power generation

Deep Dive: Rocks!!!

Everything comes from somewhere. The eggs you made for breakfast, the gas you burned to cook them, and the kilowatts you spent to light your kitchen while you flipped your omelet—all of that came from some kind of industrial process before it appeared in your home. As my buddy Isaac over at Energy Bad Boys loves to remind people: “Milk doesn’t come from the store.”

So, today, we’re going to look at what goes into the different machines that crank out those kilowatts I just mentioned. A new report from The Breakthrough Institute breaks down the mining and mineral intensity of various power generators—a seldom discussed but crucial topic for making coherent energy policy decisions.

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