renewableguy Wrote:
Apr 07, 2013 1:59 AM
I wouldn't expect a fossil fuel thinker to accept the external costs. Instead society pays for them while the fossil fuel companies merrily march along making insane profits. http://www.skepticalscience.com/renewable-energy-is-too-expensive.htm government coal subsidies increased illness and mortality due to mining pollution climate change from greenhouse gas emissions particulates causing air pollution loss of biodiversity cost to taxpayers of environmental monitoring and cleanup decreased property values infrastructure damages from mudslides resulting from mountaintop removal infrastructure damage from mine blasting impacts of acid rain resulting from coal combustion byproducts water pollution