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Cal on February 6th, 2018

According to US Energy Information Administration estimates, US crude oil  production broke through 10 million barrels per day last week and is on its way toward setting an all-time US production record. Investment banker Goldman Sachs sees crude oil prices reaching $80 a barrel in the next six months while others are talking about prices […]

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Cal on January 31st, 2018

From Techrogers we learn The World of Self-Driving Cars is Truly Here (infographic) The Globe and Mail tells us 6 ways that self-driving cars will change our lives. Global Market Insights projects the hydrogen vehicle fuel cell market will be worth $9 billion by 2024.  Over 300,000 of these vehicles will be on global roads […]

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Cal on January 29th, 2018

According to Macquarie Bank, in 2017 global sales of electric vehicles rose to 1.1 million, up from 740,000 in 2016, representing an increase of 51% over the previous year. (Macquarie’s data came from the US, China, Europe, Canada and Japan.) EVs include battery only and plug-in electrics (which have a battery and a small internal […]

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Cal on January 27th, 2018

Professor in Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Dr Subhash Kak, believes a third of jobs will be lost soon after the introduction of self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and automation. Autonomous cars in particular could displace transportation workers and drivers. Prof. Kak said: “It has been estimated that one third of the people in any advanced […]

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Cal on January 3rd, 2018

The United Nation reports almost one half of the world’s population lives in countries with below replacement fertility, i.e. with a total fertility rate below 2.1 births per woman. The world population is currently 7.6 billion people. This figure is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and surpass 11.2 billion in 2100. […]

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Cal on December 21st, 2017

The World Bank will no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects after 2019. The move all but eliminates the World Bank’s support for fossil fuels. The bank has not supported coal projects since 2010. France announced it will ban all crude oil and natural gas development as of 2040.  The ban will apply to the […]

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Cal on November 18th, 2017

  The world’s first hybrid electric tram, using hydrogen as its main power source, is now operating on a 136-year-old railway in the Chinese city of Tangshan. It will be operating in more cities in China as well as abroad. Having three carriages with 66 seats, the tram can run for 40 kilometers at a maximum speed […]

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Cal on November 10th, 2017

  The world’s largest solar tower will be built in Dubai. It will be part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, currently the largest renewable energy project on a single plot in the world. The first phase of the project was launched in 2013 and today has a capacity of 13 megawatts (MW) that generates […]

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