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Cost of coal and cost of coal-powered electricity

Electricity in the US is roughly $0.10/kWh, and US coal generates about 2,000kWh/ton. Multiplying those tells us that the retail cost of electricity is $200 per ton of coal consumed, so a minemouth cost of $10/ton for coal represents only 5% of the overall retail price. - Read More

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Peak Coal - coal reserves might be far less than thought!

Coal reserves are the portion of the recoverable coal that can be mined, processed, and marketed at a profit at the time of the economic evaluation. With a discounted cash flow at 8 percent rate of return, the coal reserves estimate for the Gillette coalfield is 10.1 billion short tons of coal (6 percent of the original resource total) for the 6 coal beds evaluated. - Read More

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America's Coal Reserves

America has over 25% of total world's coal reserves (about 270 billion T - 2006 data)

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Coal in Wyoming

Wyoming, USA has about 40 billion T of receoverable coal, enough to run USA for 40 years

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1 trillion T of receoverable coal

There is an estimated 1 trillion T of receoverable coal worldwide (1999 data)

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