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Ditching coal in the US is saving lives, helping crops

7 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / If you're bad, you get coal.
A lot of the discussions about switching sources of electricity focus on costs, specifically whether going renewable will cost more than fossil fuels. But the costs of fossil fuels goes well beyond simply the costs of supplying the fuel. Fossil fuels create costs by harming human health and the environment-these costs aren't priced into electricity produced. Instead, they wind up being paid for by society at large-and that's before pricing in the inevitable costs of climate change.
In fact, in the United States, the rationale for Obama-era climate...
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