June 10, 2011

Top 25 Mercury Emitting Coal Plants

From Climate Progress, reporting a study by the Environmental Defense Fund, on the real costs of coal. CP comments: "There are 600 coal plants in the U.S. These 25 coal plants emit roughly 30% of total mercury pollution in the U.S. electricity sector. The harm from coal, if it were actually added to the cost of their power, would make these plants uneconomic." (see Life-cycle study: Accounting for total harm from coal would add “close to 17.8¢/kWh of electricity generated”)

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