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1 kWh of nat gas burned for heating equals 1 kWh of heat. The same amount of gas burnt in a combined cycle turbine gives you 0.4 kWh of power, which when feed into a heat pump gives you about 1.5 kWh of heat. Burning gas for heat is just such a waste of a noble commodity.

If I made the laws, gas wouldn't even be burnt for power, but would be used exclusively as a motor fuel and chemical feedstock.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sun Feb 5th, 2012 at 01:18:04 PM EST
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