- According to a study from the American Lung Association in California, the unaccounted for health and societal costs of burning a gallon of gasoline total $1.30. This means that if these costs were to be accounted for in the price of gasoline, then pricing would be at least $1.30/gallon higher than it currently is. [CleanTechnica]
(This means that our use of fossil fuels in vehicles costs about $360 per person per year in New York, or $460 per person per year in Vermont, in medical expenses. Please click on the chart to view it.)
- “The Bentley Effect: Why Community Energy Will Power Our Future” • The newly-completed documentary “The Bentley Effect” chronicles the community fight against coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. It provides the history, from early defeats to the resounding victory in Bentley. [CleanTechnica]
- “Solar benefits all ratepayers” • Don’t believe the old untruths. Independent studies, in state after state including Maine, have found that solar net metering saves money for all electric ratepayers. Plus, residential solar development is proven to help grow local economies, create new jobs, raise incomes and reduce pollution. [Press Herald]
- Netherlands Railways announced that all electric trains on the Dutch network will operate exclusively using power from renewable sources with effect from January 1 2017, a year earlier than originally envisaged. The sector is purchasing 1.4 TWh per year, of which 1.2 TWh is used for traction. [International Railway Journal]
- Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and director Fisher Stevens have produced a new documentary, “Before the Flood,” which examines climate change. It debuts on the National Geographic Channel on October 30 and will stream for free on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes and Google Play from that day until November 6. [Canoe]
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