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Cal on October 14th, 2017

A new study by the China University of Petroleum in Beijing says the Asian country is about to experience a peak in its total crude oil production as early as next year.  Without finding an alternative source of “new abundant energy resources”, the study warns, the 2018 peak in China’s combined conventional and unconventional oil will […]

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Cal on October 12th, 2017

Russia, which gets 20% of its electricity from hydro, plans to get another 4.5% from solar and wind by 2024. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said a plan is currently being devised to amend the country’s regulatory system in a way that will facilitate the addition of more solar and wind power capacity and lead […]

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Cal on October 5th, 2017

The government of Scotland announced it has received “overwhelming public support” to ban the practice of fracking for shale oil and gas. Fracking has been under a temporary halt in the country since 2015, and public consultation on its long-term future was carried out earlier this year. 99% of the 60,000 responses opposed fracking. The proposed ban […]

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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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Cal on September 29th, 2017

Hedge fund Bridgewater Associates believes that almost half of the jobs in the next two decades will be replaced by artificial intelligence. CEO Ray Dalio said: “By in large, the world is going to largely consist of people who can take language and put it into code, which then allows the computer to operate like a […]

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Cal on September 22nd, 2017

Daimler AG announced plans to spend $1 billion to start production of Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles at its factory in the US state of Alabama. The plant will assemble electric sport utility vehicles, making Daimler the first European company to assemble plug-in EVs in the US. The alliance of automakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi revealed their six-year […]

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Cal on September 15th, 2017

German automaker Volkswagen announced it plans to invest more than 20 billion euros ($24 billion) in zero-emission vehicles by 2030, primarily electric cars. The world’s largest automaker said this week it would add 80 new electric cars across its multi-brand group by 2025, up from a previous goal of 30, and wanted to offer an electric version […]

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Cal on September 9th, 2017

    International consultancy company DNV GL projects natural gas will become the world’s largest single source of energy after 2034. DNV GL predicts that global demand for energy will flatten in 2030, then steadily decline over the next two decades, thanks to steep changes in energy efficiency. Fossil fuel’s share of the world’s primary energy mix […]

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