Cal on February 13th, 2017

Direct Current (DC) Supergrids are appearing in China, India. Europe and Brazil. Long-distance ultra-high-voltage direct-current (UHVDC) connectors are now transmitting electricity over thousands of kilometres more efficiently than AC or alternating current. China began building these transmission facilities in 2010 and is currently has one under construction that will carry 12 gigawatts (half the average power use of Spain) over 3,400 […]

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Cal on February 6th, 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) described Turkey as an increasingly important transit hub for crude oil and natural gas supplies in its latest report. Turkey’s Bosporus and Dardanelles straits are among the busiest straits in the world, with more than 2 million barrels of crude oil flowing through them each day. The construction of the Trans-Anatolian Natural […]

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Cal on December 15th, 2016

Already having a goal of 52% renewable electricity by 2030, the north African country of Morocco has now set a goal of becoming 100% renewable by the second half of this century. By 2030 the country expects to get 20% of its electricity from solar, 20% from wind and 12% from hydro. The Netherlands wants […]

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Cal on November 28th, 2016

Switzerland voting in a referendum rejected a proposal to introduce a strict timetable for phasing out nuclear power. A majority of cantons (Swiss states) voted against the initiative with the latest reports showing the breakdown 55% to 45%. The plan would have meant closing three of Switzerland’s five nuclear plants next year, with the last shutting in […]

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Cal on November 26th, 2016

According to energy consultant Wood Mackenzie, presently 13% of global C02 emissions are subjected to a carbon price. The firm believes, however, that technology and economics, not carbon pricing or other government policies, will drive the world towards decarbonization. “”It’s the technology that’s the wildcard now. How quickly can renewables costs fall, how quickly can competing […]

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Cal on April 13th, 2013

Waste360 says the global waste to energy market will reach $30 billion by 2018. A report by Transparency Market Research finds this growth is being driven by a global demand for clean sources for heat and electricity. In New company will convert dairy waste to electricity we learn that a plant is under construction in […]

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Cal on February 13th, 2013

Waste Management World has a video on how plasma gasification works to convert waste to energy. Bioenergy Insight says demand for biomass will increase significantly in Europe by 2020. In particular, demand will soar for wood pellets as electrical utilities substitute away from coal. Global management and consultancy business Bain predicts European pellet demand will […]

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Cal on January 29th, 2013

The New York Times writes about India’s failure to capitalize on the waste-to-energy movement. “One problem is the nature of trash in the poorer nations of Asia: it is soggier than that of Europe, the United States or Japan and doesn’t easily catch fire…As a result, urban waste in the developed world is embedded with […]

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