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January 15 Green Energy News

Headline News:

  • “Replacing Coal With Renewables Could Save Energy Customers $8 Billion A Year, Financial Analysts Find” • Analysts at Morgan Stanley and Moody’s Investors Service expect electric utilities to accelerate their transition away from coal. Replacing coal with renewable energy could save electricity customers as much as $8 billion each year. [DeSmog]

Wind and coal (Credit: Andrew, Creative Commons)

  • “Transitioning To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050 Would Pay For Itself” • A global effort to eliminate the world’s greenhouse gas emissions implies a transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. According to analysis, that would cost C$95 trillion ($72.7 trillion), but the investment would pay for itself in only seven years. [The Weather Network]
  • “Three-Quarters Of New US Generating Capacity In 2020 Will Be Renewable, EIA Says” • According to the latest EIA data, wind and solar will make up 32 GW of the 42 GW of new capacity additions expected to start commercial operation in 2020, respectively, dwarfing the 9.3 GW of natural-gas-fired plants to come online this year. [Greentech Media]
  • “Air Filters Used In LA Schools Linked To Higher Test Scores” • NYU Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Gilraine studied what happened when Los Angeles area schools had air filters installed during the 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak. The air filters were linked to increases in test scores equivalent to two and a half months of extra learning. [CleanTechnica]
  • “Australia’s Science Minister Calls For End To Debate Over Whether Climate Change Is Real” • Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has warned denying climate change is a waste of time that should instead be spent on the urgent need to implement steps for mitigation and adaptation. [SBS]

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