Monday, May 08, 2006

The EU and the External Costs of Energy

Our friend Robert Merkel over at The View from Benambra was reviewing an EU report on the external costs of energy when he came across a disturbing statistic:

Here's a shocking one: while there's large levels of uncertainty in the figures if you prod deeply enough, an EU press release claims that, in total, air pollution across Europe led to about 3 million life-years lost in 2000, the equivalent of about 300,000 premature deaths. That is a stunning figure...
Something to think about.

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