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The hidden costs of fossil fuels – and biofuels, too

The National Research Council just reported that the costs of electricity from fossil fuels were $120 billion just on air pollution’s impact on health, not counting the effects of mercury, ecosystem damage, or the climate warming impact of carbon emissions.  Natural gas is ‘cheaper’ than coal; ethanol’s hidden costs are similar to coal’s.  Cars have hidden costs of  $56 billion in damages.

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