Renewable energy could save us trillions in health costs

| October 30, 2019

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If you’re worried about getting “windmill cancer,” we have some good news for you. According to a new study published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters, installing more renewable energy could save the U.S. trillions in health costs. Obviously, renewable energy doesn’t pollute like fossil fuels do, but this is a fascinating look at the financial benefits of switching to renewables. The researchers looked at how installing renewable energy like solar power and wind turbines would benefit both the climate and public health. Depending on the U.S. region where renewable energy is installed, they found it can save an area between $1.7 million and $2.2 trillion in health expenses. The reason there is such a large difference between how much savings renewable energy would create is that different areas currently have different levels of pollution from fossil fuels, as well as the fact they studied different levels of renewable energy adoption.

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