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Dirty Energy Generates Hidden Costs of $120 Billion/year in the U.S.

10:18 AM MDT | October 20, 2009 | Alex Scott

“Hidden” costs of at least $120 billion/year in the U.S. are being generated as a direct result of using “dirty energy,” according to a report, The ‘Hidden’ External Costs of America’s Current Energy Production and Use, released by the National Research Council (NRC; Washington, DC). The report focuses mostly on the health costs of air pollution from electricity generation and motor vehicle transportation. The findings relate to figures taken from 2005. The report was sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury...

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