Exporting Powder River Basin Coal: Risks and Costs

Allison Roberts

This white paper by the Western Organization of Resource Councils provides an in-depth analysis of proposals to export Powder River Basin coal to Pacific Rim nations. The report looks at issues related to tripling of train traffic across the northern tier and Pacific Northwest states of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Washington. It also details the true costs of coal exports, …

Coal: Full cost accounting for the life cycle of coal

Allison Roberts

Coal is far more expensive than reflected in its cost per kilowatt hour as electricity. Epstein explains the many additional costs society pays for coal, and points to the possibility that we only have a few decades of coal left at current consumption rates.  Version 1.0.0  34 View(s)  0.17 KBDownload