Chautauqua County Reports 32 New COVID-19 Cases; 24 Linked To Tanglewood

first_imgMAYVILLE – Chautauqua County officials have reported 32 new positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon with 24 of those cases tied to Tanglewood Manor.Of the 32 new cases, 25 are located in Jamestown, four in Dunkirk, two in Fredonia, and one in Cherry Creek. This brings the total number of positive cases countywide to 904 with 149 cases currently active.The situation at Tanglewood Manor is currently managed by the New York State Department of Health with assistance with county health officials. All residents who had previously tested negative during this outbreak were re-tested on October 19.All of the new cases associated with the adult care facility were identified through this testing event. There are currently 11 active cases among employees of Tanglewood and 79 active cases among residents. There have been 13 recoveries associated with this outbreak. There still remains 18 people hospitalized in the county with 742 recoveries to date and 13 deaths.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Renewables a better option than nuclear, French environment agency says

first_imgRenewables a better option than nuclear, French environment agency says FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:France will save 39 billion euros ($44.5 billion) if it refrains from building 15 new nuclear plants by 2060, and bets instead on renewable energy sources to replace its all its aging atomic facilities, a government agency said.France should spend 1.28 trillion euros over the next four decades, mostly on clean power production and storage capacities, networks, and imports, according to a report from the country’s environment ministry. If it does this, France would progressively shut down its 58 atomic plants and renewable energy would comprise 95 percent of its electricity output by 2060, up from 17 percent last year.The development of the so-called EPR nuclear reactors “wouldn’t be competitive for the French power system from an economic standpoint,” the Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie –or Ademe– said in a statement. The report assumes that the reactors would produce electricity at a cost of 70 euros per megawatt-hour, while the cost of wind and solar power would fall much lower.The report follows President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement that state-controlled Electricite de France SA will have to shut as many as 14 of its 58 nuclear reactors by 2035 to allow renewable energy to expand the country’s power mix. Macron also gave EDF until mid-2021 to prove that it can build an economically-viable reactor before the country decides to build new atomic plants. EDF’s EPR project in Normandy is more than six years late coming online, and the cost has more than tripled from its original budget.Falling costs means that photovoltaic facilities won’t need subsidies from 2030, nor will onshore wind from 2035, the report said. That’s assuming that EDF halts 30 percent of its reactors after 40 years of operation and an additional 30 percent when they turn 50. Otherwise, surplus production capacity would undermine the economics of both nuclear power and renewables, Ademe said.More: France would save $44.5 billion by betting on renewable energy, agency sayslast_img read more