Burning Coal, Burning Cash

George Cavros | May 25, 2010

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) continues its webinar series with a presentation on the Union of Concerned Scientists’ (UCS) new report: Burning Coal, Burning Cash. Our webinars are your opportunity to directly engage with SACE staff to learn about emerging clean energy technologies, opportunities and issues that SACE engages in everyday. SACE is excited to use this technology as a way to connect with our members and share the most up-to-date advances in the clean energy field.

For the May webinar in SACE’s monthly webinar series, SACE staff and UCS experts will introduce you to the new UCS report, “Burning Coal, Burning Cash”, which highlights the U.S.’s dependence on imported coal. The report spotlights how much money each state spends to import coal from outside its borders (mainly from other states but also internationally), and thus exports energy dollars from its local economy. UCS identifies the top 10 states for each of six different measures of coal-import dependence, including (1) the most spent on total imports; (2) the greatest quantity of imports; (3) the highest import costs per capita; (4) the highest import costs per gross state product; (5) the highest import costs as a share of electricity consumed, and (6) the most spent on international coal imports.
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