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A costly diagnosis

2013

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This report was prepared for the Pembina Foundation for Environmental Research and Education by the Pembina Institute, The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, The Asthma Society of Canada and The Lung Association, Alberta & Northwest Territories. [...] About the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment Canadian Association of The national voice of physicians on issues of health and the environment. [...] Estimating damages in Alberta The ICAP results are lower than those of other estimates — for example, estimates in the In 2008, modelling by the Canadian Medical United States have ranged from 3.2 to 3.6 Association published a landmark report ¢/kWh, which reflects the lower population estimating the impacts and costs of poor air densities in Alberta as well as some of the quality from all sources [...] In the scenario that the federal coal regulations are the dominant policy governing the time allowed for coal units to operate unabated, no existing coal units in Alberta will feel an impact of these regulations until the last day of 2019. [...] While the vast majority of the coal plants in the province date from the 1970s and 1980s, there are units in operation today that will be allowed to continue to operate through the 2030s, 2040s, and even one into the 2060s.

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air pollution public health coal fossil fuel electricity generation air carbon dioxide coal-fired power plants alberta

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