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New Study Says Healthcare Costs for Small Business to Decrease; Global Medical Nutrition Market to Top $29B in 2012; EU to Publish New Guidelines for Pharma industry - Health Minute for October 17, 2012

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Small businesses should see a drop in health costs once the 2010 healthcare law is fully implemented, according to a new Urban Institute study. The study’s analysis concludes that the number of Americans covered by employer-sponsored insurance would increase by 2.7 percent while costs-per-person for small businesses, those with fewer than 50 workers, would decrease by 7.3 percent.

Walmart Expands Solar Power Use; Toronto Adds Solar Energy to Electrical Grid; 33 Countries to have Carbon Trading Schemes by 2013 - Energy Minute for September 19, 2012

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Walmart is expanding its solar initiative in Arizona. Its distribution center near Phoenix will feature 14,000 solar panels on a one million square-foot building and on parking canopies that will produce up to 30 percent of the center’s energy needs. The sustainability effort at the company’s Buckeye center is the company’s second solar project in Arizona, which ranks third in the U.S. for solar installations.

Five Percent of World’s Natural Gas Wasted, GE Report Says

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GE released a new study on Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations, which concentrates on the effects of burning unused gas. The report estimates that around 5% of natural gas is wasted as gas flaring produces 400 million metric tons of CO2 every year and outlines this as a key opportunity to positively impact climate change.  

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GE released a new study on Flare Gas Reduction: Recent Global Trends and Policy Considerations, which concentrates on the effects of burning unused gas. The report estimates that around 5% of natural gas is wasted as gas flaring produces 400 million metric tons of CO2 every year and outlines this as a key opportunity to positively impact climate change.  

GE Report Finds Gas Flaring Wastes 5 Percent of Global Supply

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400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere every year due to the burning of gas produced during oil drilling. New findings by GE show that nearly $20 billion in wasted natural gas could be used to generate reliable, affordable electricity and yield billions of dollars per year in increased global economic output. This GreenBiz article discusses the report by GE, referencing how the gas emissions vary depending on region and what objectives need to be set to resolve the issue.

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400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere every year due to the burning of gas produced during oil drilling. New findings by GE show that nearly $20 billion in wasted natural gas could be used to generate reliable, affordable electricity and yield billions of dollars per year in increased global economic output. This GreenBiz article discusses the report by GE, referencing how the gas emissions vary depending on region and what objectives need to be set to resolve the issue.

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