True cost of coal

rsz_shutterstock_153927020Contrary to dominant views about the industry, coal-fired power is not the cheapest fuel and its value to the community is dubious. Yet this polluting industry continues to enjoy unjustifiable support…Doctors for the Environment (DEA) has serious concerns about Australia’s addiction to coal. The health impacts of mining, transporting and burning coal are well known and pose one of the most significant health issues of our time. The only rationale for using coal is that it is the cheapest source of energy … But according to the research, it’s not!..A CSIRO analysis details expectations that solar thermal with storage will compete with coal as early as 2016.

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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