Building renewables emits carbon, but building them faster emits far less – pv magazine International

A new study by Columbia University’s Climate School looks at the carbon emissions needed to build renewable energy. November 23, 2022 Ryan Kennedy From pv magazine USA The construction of clean energy components produces carbon emissions. New research by Columbia University Climate School’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory looks at just how much carbon the world could … Read more

Local-Level Youth Suicides Reflect Mental Health Care Shortages

Rates of youth suicides at the county level increased as mental health professional shortages increased, based on data from more than 5,000 youth suicides across all counties in the United States. Suicide remains the second leading cause of death among adolescents in the United States, and shortages of pediatric mental health providers are well known, … Read more

Ecogy Energy Wins NYPA RFP for Rooftop Community Solar Projects

Ecogy Energy, a developer, financier and owner-operator, was selected through a competitive request for proposal (RFP) in 2021 by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), in partnership with sustainable Westchester and Westchester County, to develop solar energy projects under the Westchester Community Solar Partnership (WCSP), along with two other developers. The WCSP broadly aims to … Read more

New Dementia Risk Score Predicts Dementia Probability

Researchers have developed a point-based score that can help clinicians predict an individual’s risk of developing dementia over 13 years, allowing for early action to delay or prevent cognitive problems. However, some experts are skeptical. The risk score does not require neuroimaging and “may achieve nearly 100% prediction accuracy,” study investigator Xi-jian Dai, PhD, with … Read more

More Evidence Insomnia Contributes to Cognitive Decline

A new study provides more evidence that insomnia may contribute to cognitive decline in older adults and shows that difficulty falling asleep in midlife may be most indicative of future cognitive impairment. Investigators found that having trouble falling asleep most nights (vs rarely/never) was equivalent to the effect of 2 to 3 years of aging … Read more

Recommending Exercise for Migraine: Just Do It

Strength training is the most effective form of exercise for reducing migraine, with high-intensity aerobics coming in second, and both beating top-line migraine medications topiramate and amitriptyline, new research suggests. The new results should encourage clinicians to recommend patients with migraine engage in strength-training exercise whenever possible, study author Yohannes W. Woldeamanuel, MD, a physician-scientist … Read more

US startup raises $120 million to expand deployment of virtual power plants – pv magazine International

The funding will support existing VPP development and the deployment of an additional 200 MWh of contracted capacity. November 22, 2022 Anne Fischer From pv magazine USA Swell Energy announced today that it has raised $120 million to further expand its virtual power plant (VPP) programs. The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 … Read more

Swell Energy Raises $120 Million for Solar, Battery VPP Program

Ben Parton Swell Energy has raised $120 million to further its virtual power plant (VPP) programs. The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Greenbacker Development Opportunities Fund I LP with participation from an Ares Infrastructure Opportunities fund and Ontario Power Generation Pension Fund. The funding will support Swell’s development of 600 MWh … Read more

Sun Cable to help unlock Indonesia’s green industry opportunity – pv magazine International

Sun Cable plans to develop the world’s largest intercontinental solar and storage project, and has signed a deal with the Indonesian government that could unlock more than AUD 170 billion ($115 billion) in renewable energy generation and transmission operations across the archipelago. November 22, 2022 David Carroll From pv magazine Australia Australia-founded renewables developer Sun … Read more