17 Sep '12, 2pm

Study: U.S. Underestimates Costs of Carbon Pollution and Climate Change

WASHINGTON (September 17, 2012) – The federal government is significantly underestimating the costs of carbon pollution because it is using a faulty analytical model, according to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. A more appropriate accounting of costs would pave the way to cleaner, more economically efficient sources of power generation, the study found. “This is a wake-up call for America to start aggressively investing in low carbon sources of energy. The very real economic benefits will accrue quickly and increase over time,” said Dr. Laurie Johnson, chief economist in the climate and clean air program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “With approximately 40 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S. coming from power plants, the economic advantages of clean electricity sources are significant,” she said. Johnson, who ...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2012/120917.asp

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