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WNA: global nuclear generation nears record high in 2019

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Nuclear generation reached a near-record high in 2019, with output reaching 2657 TWh, enough to meet more than 10% of the world’s electricity demand, according to the recently published World Nuclear Association Performance Report 2020. Growth was particularly strong in Asia, where nuclear generation rose by 17% in 2019.

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Modeling study suggests 1.8M excess deaths attributable to urban air pollution in 2019

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million excess deaths in cities globally in 2019. concentrations and associated mortality trends in more than 13,000 cities globally between 2000-2019. attributable mortality rates between 2000 and 2019 for the top 250 most populated urban areas based on 2019 WorldPop estimates. (A) concentration between 2000-2019.

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Actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks: 1966-2019

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Specifically, this study examines actual fuel economy of cars and light trucks (pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans) from 1966 through 2019. (My Department of Transportation were the sources of the information for 1986 through 2019. The graph below shows the changes in actual vehicle fuel economy from 1966 through 2019. total Btu).

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NHTSA estimates 38,680 traffic fatalities in 2020, up 7.2% from 2019 despite 13.2% drop in VMT

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as compared to the 36,096 fatalities reported in 2019. fatalities per 100 million VMT in 2019. For the third and fourth quarters of 2020, fatalities are projected to be greater than the corresponding quarters in 2019. This represents an estimated increase of about 7.2% billion miles—about a 13.2%

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EPA GHG Inventory shows US GHG down 1.7% y-o-y in 2019, down 13% from 2005

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 28 th annual Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), which presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2019. from 2018 to 2019, and CO 2 emissions just from fossil fuel combustion decreased 2.7% Source: EPA.

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New Tesla Model 3 Highland Is Worlds Better Than My 2019 Tesla Model 3

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David Havasi and I both have 2019 Tesla Model 3s. continued] The post New Tesla Model 3 Highland Is Worlds Better Than My 2019 Tesla Model 3 appeared first on CleanTechnica. He’s got a Long Range one and I’ve got a.

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US EV Sales Up 385% Since 2019, Normal “ICE” Vehicle Sales Down 14%

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continued] The post US EV Sales Up 385% Since 2019, Normal “ICE” Vehicle Sales Down 14% appeared first on CleanTechnica. We recently produced several exclusive reports on US electric vehicle sales and overall US auto industry sales trends.

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