Saturday, March 14, 2015

News to share: Wind power, health spending, and more...

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1. Report: Wind power could be 35% of supply by 2050 - USA Today

Wind power currently generates 4.5% of electricity, but that number is expected to more than double to 10% by 2020, says a report obtained by USA TODAY that will be released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Energy....Improved technology has made wind power more reliable and cheaper, helping spread it at a faster pace across the nation, administration officials said.

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2. Map: Where working women have it best - Washington Post

The gender wage gap likely exists for a number of reasons, but if it continues to close at the rate it has been narrowing since 1959, it will take another two decades before it is fully closed in any state, the first one being Florida. The last state gender wage gap would be eradicated another century and a half from now.

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3. Will Obamacare Cut Costs? - The Economist

For decades health spending has grown faster than the economy as a whole. The soaring cost of health insurance provided by employers has left little or nothing in the pot for pay rises. Out-of-control public-health programmes such as Medicare and Medicaid have threatened to crowd out everything else that Uncle Sam pays for ... Yet something appears to have changed.

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