- “Weekly Data: The Global Power Sector Saved $521 Billion In 2022 Thanks To Fuel Savings From Renewables” • A report from the International Renewable Energy Agency shows that in 2022, renewable power deployed globally since 2000 saved countries an estimated $521 billion in avoided fossil fuel costs in the electricity sector. [Energy Monitor]
- “Air Pollution And Its Threat To Health Are Unequally Spread Throughout The World” • As global pollution edged upward in 2021, so did its health burden, data from the Air Quality Life Index shows. If the world permanently reduced fine particulate pollution to meet the WHO’s guideline, life expectancies would increase by 2.3 years. [CleanTechnica]
- “Cheaper And Quicker: Distributed Networks Put Case To Host Wind And Solar” • John Cleland, the head of Essential Energy, which covers 95% of the land area of New South Wales, says that connecting new wind and solar farms into existing local networks will be “several times” less expensive than connecting into the transmission network. [Renew Economy]
- “Invasive Species Cost The World $423 Billion Every Year And Are Causing Environmental Chaos, Un Report Finds” • Invasive species cost the world at least $423 billion every year as they drive plant and animal extinctions, threaten food security, and exacerbate environmental catastrophes across the globe, a major UN-backed report found. [CNN]
- “Burning Man Attendees Make A Mass Exodus After A Dramatic Weekend That Left Thousands Stuck In Nevada Desert” • Over 70,000 thousand Burning Man attendees made their exodus after intense rain over the weekend flooded camp sites and filled them with thick, ankle-deep mud, stranding them as they waited for the Nevada desert to dry out. [CNN]
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