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Renewable electricity projects and energy efficiency measures could have health benefits worth millions of dollars a year, according to a new study published August 31, 2015 in Nature Climate Change.Researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health developed an assessment tool that calculated the public health and climate benefits of renewable or energy efficiency installations in the Mid-Atlantic and Lower Great Lakes region of the United States for 2012. Depending on the project type and location, the benefits ranged from $5.7 to $210 million per year. For example, a wind installation near Cincinnati was twice as beneficial as one in Virginia, largely because of Cincinnati’s higher downwind population density and greater reduction in coal-fired electricity. Jonathan Buonocore, research associate at Center For Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study, told IEEE Spectrum that “how much coal is being displaced, and how many people live downwind of that coal plant” are the main drivers in how much benefit can be realized from renewable energy or efficiency measures.Buonocore says the model, dubbed Environmental Policy Simulation Tool for Electrical grid Interventions, or EPSTEIN, could be used to make policy decisions about where renewable energy projects should be installed in order to maximize their benefits. Read Full Story
Gleyber Torres injury update: Yankees infielder (core pain) returns to New York for tests Jon Lester calls himself ‘weakest link’ in Cubs rotation after allowing 11 runs Bichette is the first player ever to have 10 extra-base hits in his first nine career games. On top of that, he extended his career-opening hitting streak to nine games, which is a Blue Jays record.Put on a show, [email protected] is the 1st player EVER with 10 extra-base hits in his first 9 games! pic.twitter.com/nj1pjzSeKv— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 7, 2019Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo couldn’t help but laud Bichette, even though the Jays lost to the Rays, 7-6. Related News Bo Bichette is on fire.The 21-year-old’s first nine games in the big leagues have been sprinkled with accolades, but his 10th extra-base hit Tuesday night for the Blue Jays cemented a place in MLB history. “You know, when I hear stuff like [Tuesday’s MLB record], you start thinking about [Roberto] Clemente, Babe Ruth, those guys that play in the big leagues, and that’s amazing. I’m glad I was here to watch that. It’s a pretty good record,” Montoyo said, via MLB.com. “There’s a lot of good players that have played this game already … so that’s amazing.”Bichette is batting .415 with three homers and four RBIs.He is the son of former big leaguer Dante Bichette, who was an outfielder most notably as part of the Rockies’ “Blake Street Bombers” but also with the Angels, Brewers, Reds and Red Sox.
Dan Le Batard hasn’t been shy about addressing controversial topics throughout his career — even if ESPN prefers its biggest voices “stick to sports.”So when the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reported on Monday that a “massive shakeup” at ESPN Radio could eventually lead to the end of “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz,” of course Le Batard was going to respond. “I like to talk about journalism and race and other things,” Le Batard said. “If you’re going to come at me during a pandemic with ‘Sports! More Sports!’ Like, get out of here.”While ESPN Radio may undergo significant changes down the road, the reported scenario doesn’t necessarily mean Le Batard would leave the company entirely. In addition to his radio responsibilities, Le Batard also hosts the TV show “Highly Questionable” and has a significant podcast following. The end of “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” doesn’t appear to be imminent, so don’t expect Le Batard to stay silent if his name is dropped back into the news cycle. Le Batard’s radio show may not “mesh with the tastes” of ESPN executive vice president Norby Williamson, according to Marchand, because the program regularly covers a wide range of topics outside of the sports bubble. With the network possibly looking to switch up on-air talent — a Mike Greenberg return is on the table, and Will Cain is reportedly leaving ESPN for Fox News — Le Batard could find himself off the daily radio schedule.On Wednesday’s edition of “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz,” Le Batard declared his bosses wouldn’t stop him from discussing the report before launching into a monologue about his future and how ESPN often attempts to ignore stories that don’t put the company in the best light.MORE: ESPN’s best ‘Monday Night Football’ options after Peyton Manning rejection”Anybody who’s followed us at ESPN knows that I negotiate freedom, not money,” Le Batard said. “I negotiate the ability, as a child of exile, to talk about the things that I want to talk about. And so, the idea that there would be a newspaper story, and any executive would have any issue with me commenting on a newspaper story about us, when I’m in the radio content business, like, I’m not really going to ignore that one.”When the story is not flattering to us, when ESPN has fired an employee (Adnan Virk) for talking to the media about stuff, and then you get this weird story in the New York Post during a pandemic talking about whether we’re going to be here any more when we’ve got two-and-a-half years of an expensive contract that we’re tied into, that makes it kind of ridiculous, the whole story. So to not talk about it, it’s one of the objections I’ve always had. ESPN doesn’t like to cover itself the way it covers others, but hell if you’re going to do that to me.”I’m a journalist. They wrote a story about us. I called some people. They said it’s not true. They said it’s false. It’s a false story.”Le Batard, who reportedly makes $3.5 million per year, caused a stir last year when he called ESPN’s policy on political discussions “cowardly.” He reiterated his stance on these issues during Wednesday’s show, adding that only talking sports during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is particularly silly.