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Power generation is a step in the process. If looking at the EROI of various potential electricity sources, you wouldn't split out generation from the source of heat or mechanical power. So you wouldn't separately consider generating losses converting the rotation of the wind turbine rotor into electrical power, nor the generating losses converting the heat of burning coal into electrical power ... rather, the generating losses would be automatically taken into account given that the Energy Out you would be measuring is electricity.
 

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Jul 24th, 2013 at 09:06:48 AM EST
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