Monday, March 14, 2011

Coal Kills ... Oil Too

Energy Matters reports a study comparing the deadliness of various types of energy (measured in deaths per terawatt-hour). The results are as follows:
161- Coal
36 - Oil
4 - Natural Gas
1.4 - Hydro
0.44 - Solar (rooftop)
0.15 - Wind
Looks like another good reason to ditch coal and oil. By the way, these figures don't include the indirecty deaths from climate change - or from wars fought over oil.
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