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National Research Council: PHEV pessimism, energy’s hidden costs (and a few surprises)

By / May 24, 2010

A new National Research Council report starts to get at the real costs of energy versus what everyone pays at the gas pump or to their utility company. Damage to human health from burning coal for electricity, for example, totaled about $62 billion in 2005. Driving motor vehicles produced $56 billion in health and other…

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