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Air Pollution Responsible For More Than 10.7 Million Kidney Disease Cases A Year, Analysis Shows

Exposure to particulate matter air pollution is responsible for more than 10.7 million cases of the development of chronic kidney disease per year, according to a new study led by Benjamin Bowe, MPH, of Clinical Epidemiology Center at the VA Saint Louis Health Care System.

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AEP Exec: The Future for Coal Power Is ‘Very Limited’

When Charles Patton joined American Electric Power in the year 2000, around 90 percent of the company's electricity production came from coal. Since then, AEP's executive vice president of external affairs says things have changed dramatically. “I will confess, there was a time I wouldn't have publicly stated -- although in the last few years I have publicly stated that I was wrong -- that you would be able to [interconnect] renewables to the extent that we've been able to,” said Patton, speaking Tuesday at …

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US Energy Industry Associations Urge FERC To Reject DOE Proposal To Subsidize Coal & Nuclear

A diverse group of a dozen US energy industry associations which represent the oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other technologies, have come together to urge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject the Department of Energy's proposal to subsidise the coal and nuclear energy industries, claiming that such a proposal is unsupported by record and would throw a costly wrench into the nation's electricity markets.

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GE & Green Investment Group To Build Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm

GE Renewable Energy and the Green Investment Group have this week announced they will be working to deliver the 650 MW Markbygden ETT wind farm in Sweden which, upon completion, will be the largest single-site onshore wind farm in Europe.

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Electric-car sales, Porsche profits, more Hyundai-Kia electrics, Best Car To Buy finalist: Today’s Car News

Today, we've got plug-in electric car sales reports from both the U.S. and Canada, greater production of electric cars by Hyundai and Kia, a look at legendary Porsche profits, and another Best Car To Buy finalist. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We're a bit later this time than usual with our October plug-in electric car sales report, but...

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Using machine learning to improve patient care

Doctors are often deluged by signals from charts, test results, and other metrics to keep track of. It can be difficult to integrate and monitor all of these data for multiple patients while making real-time treatment decisions, especially when data is documented inconsistently across hospitals. In a new pair of papers, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) explore ways for computers to help doctors make better medical decisions. One team created a …

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Study: For food-waste recycling, policy is key

Food scraps. Okay, those aren't the first words that come to mind when you think about the environment. But 22 percent of the municipal solid waste dropped into landfills or incincerators in the U.S. is, in fact, food that could be put to better use through composting and soil enrichment. Moreover, food-scrap recycling programs, while still relatively uncommon, are having a growth moment in the U.S.; they've roughly doubled in size since 2010. Now, a national study by MIT researchers provides one of the first in-depth …

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Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Australian energy storage industry registers thousands of protests against Standards Australia's proposed home battery ban. Industry body says if draft adopted, the energy storage industry in Australia and globally will be “thrown into chaos.”

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How to Pack More Power Into NYC’s Energy-Efficiency Bill Package

Climate of Hope, United States Climate Alliance… These are a couple of initiatives and organizations formed by individual citizens, cities, and states to fight climate change since the President withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreements. And, I'm proud to say New York City is in on it. Earlier last month, the New York […] The post How to Pack More Power Into NYC's Energy-Efficiency Bill Package appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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How to Get Better Results From Utility Pilot Projects

When it comes to trying out new thing, many utilities are notoriously slow-moving and risk averse, and many of their pilot projects can be ineffective as a result. So how do you change an industry that moves slowly but is nonetheless undergoing a major energy and digital transformation? According to the researchers at Rocky Mountain Institute, there are a variety of strategies -- from better utility and stakeholder collaboration to a focus on new technology that can scale -- that could help with the problem. RMI …

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If 2018 Nissan Leaf has 200-mile range, what will it cost? Poll results

At the moment, the Tesla Model 3 is getting lots of media attention and electric-car buzz now that the company says its first production car has rolled out of the factory—even if features, specs, and pricing isn't yet known. Meanwhile, the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV is at roughly 9,000 cars sold in North America over the past six months...