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Three lessons from trends in CO2 emissions and energy use in the United States

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Year
2010

Citation

York, R., 2010, Three lessons from trends in CO2 emissions and energy use in the United States: Society & Natural Resources, v. 23, iss. 12, p. 1244-1252.

Summary

The Southern Appalachian forest region of the U.S.-a region responsible for 23% of U.S. coal production-has 24 billion metric tons of high quality coal remaining of which mountaintop coal mining (MCM) will be the primary extraction method. Here we consider greenhouse gas emissions associated with MCM terrestrial disturbance in the life-cycle of coal energy production. We estimate disturbed forest carbon, including terrestrial soil and nonsoil carbon using published U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data of the forest floor removed and U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service inventory data. We estimate the amount of previously buried geogenic organic carbon brought to the soil surface during MCM using published measurements [...]

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York, R.

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  • Western Energy Citation Clearinghouse

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Type Scheme Key
DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 0894-1920

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journalSociety & Natural Resources
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typePages
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citationTypeJournal Article

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