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Cal on December 11th, 2017

  ITER, an international project to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor in southern France, said it is facing delays if the US does not reconsider budget cuts. ITER’s director said the US contribution had been cut from a planned $105 million to $50 million this year and its 2018 budget cut from a planned […]

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Cal on December 5th, 2017

A study by McKinsey Global Institute projects up to 800 million global workers will lose their jobs to robotic automation by 2030. The study of 46 countries and 800 occupations found that up to one-fifth of the global work force will be affected. Machine operators and food workers will be hit hardest. Wealthy countries like the US and Germany […]

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Cal on December 4th, 2017

More spending on renewable energies? You’re joking. The subsidies set aside for renewable energies are forcing consumers to pay higher electricity rates – a sort of invisible tax. The power bill keeps rising, but the customer does not know why.” — James Hansen, former NASA director and one of the most prominent exponents of CO2 […]

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Cal on November 7th, 2017

Saudi Arabia has started the process to build 17.6 gigawatts of nuclear electricity generating capacity by 2032, the equivalent of about 17 reactors, making it one of the biggest prospects for an industry struggling after the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan. The Saudis want to reduce the amount of crude oil they burn domestically for generate […]

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Cal on November 5th, 2017

“Donald Trump’s energy policy makes sense. He is pro-nuclear and pro-natural gas, and those are the two most important technologies today for slowing and stopping global warming. There is an irony here, since President Trump says he doesn’t believe in global warming. And yet by being pro-nuke and pro-gas, he will likely accomplish more to […]

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Cal on October 25th, 2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a special report on energy access. Around the world, more than a billion people still lack access to electricity. The IEA says this number will shrink by a third by 2030, with 60% of these gains supplied by renewable energy sources. The past two decades have seen spectacular gains in providing […]

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Cal on October 17th, 2017

France’s largest bank, BNP Paribas, announced it would no longer finance companies whose main business is the exploration, production, trading, or marketing of crude oil and natural gas from shale or tar sands projects.  The bank will also no longer finance liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals that predominantly liquefy and export gas from shale projects, […]

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Cal on October 2nd, 2017

The government of Singapore announced it intends to install solar panels across all new Housing Development Board blocks. The South Asian Republic receives an average annual solar irradiance of 1,580 kilowatts per metre squared per hour, and up to 50% more solar radiation than other temperate countries. Using photovoltaic cells, solar power is likely to be the […]

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