The True Cost Of Coal
What if we factored the environmental and health impacts of burning coal into its cost? Economists say they would add up to about $500 billion per year, making coal’s true cost about $17.8 cents per kilowatt-hour generated.
But those costs are about more than just a number. They represent impacts on a human and environmental level that are difficult to quantify. In order to get beyond the simple economic arguments about coal, the Sierra Club has released a new photo documentary series called the The Cost of Coal
They feature the stories of people like Lane and Kami Miller, a boy and his mother who live near a coal plant in Nevada.
Source : Thinkprogress.org