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Relationship between EROEI and Civilization


According to Charles Hall the following relationsship exists between the cost of energy (EROEI at the wellhead) and the level of your civilization:

1.1 – pump the oil out of the ground and look at it.
1.2 – you could also refine and look at it.
1.3 – also distribute it to where you want and look at it.
3.0 – build and maintain the truck and the roads and bridges required to use it
5.0 – grow grain and put it in the truck and deliver it.
8.0 – to support farmers and truck drivers and their families.
9.0 – if your want to give your children an education
12.0 – if you want health care
14.0 – if you want arts in your life
No moonlanding included so far.

[mdpi.com]

Related material:
[oildrum.com]
[collapseofindustrialcivilization.com]
[questioneverything.typepad.com]
[collapseofindustrialcivilization.com]
Lots of EROEI studies here.

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