Hidden Costs of Energy

Title: Hidden costs of energy : unpriced consequences of energy production and use
By:  National Research Council of the National Academies
Call number: TD195.E49N277
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From the National Research Council’s Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption, this study reports on the external costs and benefits associated with energy production, distribution, and use related to health, environment, security, and infrastructure, but are not reflected in market prices and usually not taken into account during decision making. Damages from energy for electricity, transportation, and heat are outlined, such as air pollution and climate change, as well as risks to national security. Focus is on coal, natural gas, and petroleum, with some discussion of nuclear power and renewable energy.

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About Lim Kong Meng

Kong Meng is currently the Head of Medical Library. Prior to that he was the Team Lead for the University Collections & Archives Team. He was also previously Head of Lee Wee Nam & the Engineering Library as well as subject librarian for Civil Engineering & Maritime Studies.

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