Coal is expected to be Australia’s primary energy source for the next several decades said The Guardian. The country’s environment minister, Greg Hunt, predicts that while coal will still be around many years from now it will be much cleaner due to new emissions technologies such as carbon capture and reusage. Hunt said he […]

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Cal on April 14th, 2014

The US Energy Information Administration reported most of the growth in petroleum and other liquid fuel supplies comes from countries outside of OPEC, and particularly North America. The EIA said it projects petroleum and other liquids supply to increase by 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014 and 1.3 million bpd in 2015, with most […]

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Cal on April 7th, 2014

The future of US shale oil production is the subject of a new report from the research firm of Wood-Mackenzie. The report forecasts that oil production from the Bakken shale in the state of North Dakota will average 1.1 million b/d this year, up by nearly 250,000 b/d from 2013. The firm is also talking […]

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Cal on April 3rd, 2014

  How about an electric scooter that folds into a briefcase? (see photo above and video)  Mother Nature Network says the Commute Case, from Green Energy Motors Corporation, will double as a scooter and an actual briefcase. It can travel at 12.5 mph, has a range of 25 miles per charge, and can recharge in […]

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Cal on February 16th, 2014

  From Reuters we learned that Germany has created a plan to rein in its surging electricity costs. Germany’s political parties have agreed to limit the growth of renewable energy sources and reform controversial financial incentives for the sector by this summer in an attempt to slow down the rise in electricity costs for households […]

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Cal on February 11th, 2014

The Bangkok Post reports Indonesia plans to build a 30 MW nuclear power plant. Work on the plant will start later this year in Serpong, Banten in the western part of Java Island. The plant is to be built by the National Nuclear Energy Agency, or BATAN, and used to generate power for the surrounding […]

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Cal on February 10th, 2014

The European Union sees itself leading the world in curbing carbon-dioxide emissions and doing more than any other region to mitigate climate change. Yet at the same time it is also increasing the share of electricity being generated by coal. Coal-fired electrical-generation plants are being started up across Europe while comparatively clean but more expensive gas-fired generating […]

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Cal on February 8th, 2014

FirstEnergy Stadium in the US city of Cleveland, Ohio is providing food to generate electricity according to Resilience. The home of the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns will divert an estimated 35 tons of stadium food waste from landfills into biodigesters for conversion into heat and electricity. The food wastes is ground into a slurry […]

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