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 11th, 2017

In just a few months from now, at bitcoin’s current growth rate, the electricity demanded by the cryptocurrency network will start to outstrip what’s available, requiring new energy-generating plants. And with the climate conscious racing to replace fossil fuel-base plants with renewable energy sources, new stress on the grid means more facilities using dirty technologies. […]

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Cal on December 8th, 2017

A new solar energy project in the US state of California will be using the Sun to help extract crude oil. What will be the state’s largest solar plant, located near Bakersfield, Belridge Solar will generate steam to inject into the ground to help extract the oil. Solar power will create 850 megawatts (MW) of thermal energy to produce 12 […]

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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 December 2nd, 2017

  What was once considered the stuff of a far off humanity existing only in the minds of science fiction writers is now on the verge of becoming a reality. Or at least it appears that way if one looks at what large corporations and big investors are doing these days. Currently some 20 companies are […]

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Cal on November 29th, 2017

Brazilian state-controlled Petrobras announced has started to produce crude oil and natural gas from the giant deepwater Libra field in the Atlantic Ocean. The field is estimated to hold between 8 billion and 12 billion barrels of crude oil. The Petrobras rig expects to reach 30,000 barrels per day in early 2018 with the potential to reach […]

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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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