Gerry Canavan

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‘If We Stay on With Business as Usual, the Southern U.S. Will Become Almost Uninhabitable’

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So says James Hansen. Related: a new study shows coal is terrible for the economy.

In other words, instead of being “cheap” and “affordable,” coal is actually the costliest fuel for electricity.

“The findings show that, contrary to current political mythology, coal is underregulated,” Legal Planet’s Dan Farber comments. “On average, the harm produced by burning the coal is over twice as high as the market price of the electricity. In other words, some of the electricity production would flunk a cost-benefit analysis. This means that we’re either not using enough pollution controls or we’re just overusing coal as a fuel.”

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September 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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