- A study has found that switching to driving EVs that use electricity made from renewable energy can actually push down death rates due to air pollution by as much as 70%. The study also shows that EVs powered by coal-based electricity could increase the number of resulting deaths due to air pollution by 80% or more. [Zee News]
- The American Public Transportation Association has just released its December Transit Savings Report, which shows that “individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can also save, on average, more than $797 per month. This month the average annual savings for public transit riders is $9,569.” [CleanTechnica]
- The nuclear expansion project at Plant Vogtle near Augusta appears headed for further delay, which could result in higher electric bills for ratepayers. The state’s independent construction monitor, William Jacobs, said last month he expects the two new reactors to take longer to build than Georgia Power’s current projections. [WABE 90.1 FM]
- Europe’s largest battery storage project, the 10 MWh Smarter Network Storage at Leighton Buzzard substation in the UK, is operational. The fully automated 6-MW/10-MWh Smarter Network Storage has been installed at the Leighton Buzzard primary substation north-west of London. [solarserver.com]
- In Massachusetts, Greenfield Community Light and Power will begin to offer 100% renewable power to its customers beginning January 1, through an agreement with ConEdison, which will provide renewable energy at a reduced price. Residents could expect to save $72 per year, and and businesses $144 per year. [EIN News]
- The ceremonial installation of the 10,000th solar PV system on Long Island took place today at a private residence in Huntington as part of the State’s partnership with PSEG Long Island under the PowerUp Long Island and NY-Sun initiatives. Approximately, 41% of all solar systems in New YorkState have been installed on Long Island. [LongIsland.com]
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