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Cal on November 26th, 2017

In 2022 Singapore will start using driverless buses. The government says they will be operating in three new neighbourhoods which will have less-crowded roads designed to accommodate the buses. The buses will initially operate during off-peak hours to help residents travel in their communities, and to nearby train and bus stations. Singapore opened a test centre […]

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Cal on October 31st, 2017

The International Energy Agency said crude oil demand in Southeast Asia will expand to around 6.6 million barrels per day by 2040 from 4.7 million b/d now, with the number of road vehicles increasing by two-thirds to around 62 million. The demand is fueled by rising population growth coupled with regulations limiting domestic production of oil, natural […]

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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 24th, 2017

Global crude oil demand growth will slow to a crawl and gasoline use will peak within the next decade, prompting the world’s biggest energy companies to accelerate the shift to natural gas and chemicals, according to energy consultant Wood Mackenzie. Oil consumption will keep expanding until at least 2035 as the petrochemical industry, which provides the […]

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Cal on October 23rd, 2017

Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm under construction in the North Sea will be able to provide power to 425,000 households. The 406 megawatt (MW) Horns Rev 3 wind farm will consist of 49 8.3 MW turbines. The construction is taking place 34 kilometers off Denmark’s west coast and will stretch over 88 square kilometers. The UK and China are […]

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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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