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Cal on June 25th, 2016

The World Bank estimates the African country of Uganda will start pumping crude oil within two years which could help the country transform its economy and society dramatically if revenues are managed appropriately. Uganda is a low-income nation with nearly 20% percent of the population living at or near the poverty level. Until now, the […]

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Cal on June 12th, 2016

On the island of Java in Indonesia, tofu is being used to produce energy. Tofu businesses in Kalisari village are converting wastewater from their production floors into a clean-burning biogas. The gas is piped directly to household stoves where it is used for cooking. At a third of the cost, tofu biogas has become a substitute […]

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Cal on June 7th, 2016

  The world’s largest commercial rooftop solar array is on a shopping mall in the Philippines. The system generates 2.9 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity to help run the mall’s operations. The mall is located in San Fernando, in the province of Pampanga. The Philippines-based property developer who created the project has plans to add […]

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Cal on May 28th, 2016

TomDispatch covers The Desperate Plight of Petro-States as continuing low crude oil prices play havoc with the budgets and civil society of many nations whose economies are tied to the fate of world oil markets. “Pity the poor petro-states. Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace […]

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Cal on May 22nd, 2016

  The Eastern Chinese city of Wuhu wants to be the first city in the world to embrace autonomous driving.  The city views robot vehicles as a much more efficient way to transport people and goods. Chinese hi-tech firm Baidu has unveiled a five-year plan to let driverless vehicles range freely around an entire city. […]

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Cal on May 10th, 2016

SingularityHub tells us in the next 20 years, between 50% to 100% of the world’s energy production could come from solar. The site observes: “We are on the cusp of a solar revolution where the cost of solar cells will plummet, efficiency will rise dramatically, and the incentives for widespread adoption will become compelling.”  This […]

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Cal on April 29th, 2016

Venezuela’s government ordered public workers to work a two-day week as an energy-saving measure in the energy crisis-hit South American country. The nation had already given most of it’s 2.8 million public employees Fridays off during April and May to cut down on electricity consumption. Drought has reduced water levels at Venezuela’s main dam and […]

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Cal on March 30th, 2016

Consulting firm Wood Mackenzie says that some $500 billion worth of global crude oil and natural gas projects have been deferred due to low oil prices and hence corporate revenues. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that unless there is a major increase in oil industry investments in 2017 and 2018, there will be a […]

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