New Models Yield Clearer Picture of Emissions' True Costs

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New Models Yield Clearer Picture of Emissions' True Costs

10 marzo 2015 Climate CO2 cost Energy Policy English externalities Fossil Energy 0
When its environmental and human health toll is factored in, a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price, a new Duke University study finds

When its environmental and human health toll is factored in, a gallon of gasoline costs us about $3.80 more than the pump price, a new Duke University study finds.

The social cost of a gallon of diesel is about $4.80 more than the pump price; the price of natural gas more than doubles; and coal-fired electricity more than quadruples. Solar and wind power, on the other hand, become cheaper than they initially seem.

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