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Cal on February 28th, 2017

While Canada and the US ban Arctic drilling for crude oil and natural gas motivated by environmental concerns, Norwegian energy companies are planning to increase drilling in that country’s Arctic shelf in the Barents Sea. The North Caspian Operating Co., a joint venture operating the giant oil field in the Kazakh waters of the Caspian Sea […]

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Cal on February 7th, 2017

Carbon Tracker, in its latest report, envisions a scenario in which 2 million barrels per day of global crude oil demand are erased by 2025 because of the penetration of electric vehicles in the transportation sector. 2 million b/d is equivalent to the supply overhang that triggered the 2014 crude oil price meltdown. The report suggests total […]

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Cal on December 21st, 2016

“I have a dream, to see a light bulb lit by the power of fusion within my lifetime. This light bulb will be, and has to be, in China.” — Li Jiangang, a leading Chinese nuclear fusion scientist   Chinese fusion scientists are awaiting Chinese government approval for the construction of the world’s first fusion […]

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Cal on December 19th, 2016

The city of New York’s Christmas holiday-light energy use has declined by about one-third from 2010, largely due to the switch to LEDs (light-emitting diodes).  This year, holiday lighting in the US city will add about 750 megawatts of load, down from about 1,150 MW in 2010. Investment Bank Goldman Sachs calls LEDs one of the fastest technology shifts […]

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Cal on December 19th, 2016

  Source:  South Korea Comes Closer to Limitless Energy

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Cal on July 9th, 2016

China’s energy consumption grew at 1.5% last year, the lowest growth rate since 1998, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. The biggest change has been in coal consumption. China’s coal usage now appears to have peaked in 2011 — a decade earlier than expected — and since 2013 has been in decline. […]

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Cal on June 18th, 2016

Thompson Reuters predicts that solar PV, hydro power, and nuclear fusion will be the three dominant sources of energy over the next three decades, in its report Powering the Planet 2045. The report projects fossil-fuel-based energy sources will be all but gone by the end of this century. Clean coal and natural gas will remain […]

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Cal on May 4th, 2016

The international ITER project to build a prototype nuclear fusion reactor will be delayed by more than a decade and faces another 4 billion euros of cost overruns, its director told the French daily Les Echos. (ITER stands for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor currently under construction in the south of France.) ITER chief Bernard […]

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