Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Wired 13.05: The New Power Generation ...Start with the cost of energy. Most US homes use natural gas for heat. Natural gas prices have been soaring. So has the price of electricity produced by coal-burning power plants. And that's not even factoring in the more than $1 billion in subsidies that go to the oil and gas industry, or the environmental damage - increased greenhouse emissions and mercury pollution - caused by burning fossil fuels.