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Cal on February 5th, 2018

  Dryve explains the six levels of automation in autonomous cars. Which level are you driving? There is also an infographic on the future of this technology here. Wired gives us its Guide to Self Driving Cars. California tech company, Udelv, claims it made the world’s first delivery of goods by a self-driving car on public roads. (See […]

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Cal on February 1st, 2018

BP announced it will add rapid charging points for electric cars at its UK petrol stations within the next two months. The charging units will top up cars in half an hour. The trial will start in the UK during February and March before expanding to European locations later this year. There are around 130,000 electric and […]

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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 11th, 2018

Amid the strife, turmoil and corruption in Venezuela, its oil production has sunk to a 28 years low, to levels not seen since 1989. This in a world of increasing oil demand. Torbjorn Kjus, oil market analyst with Norway’s DNB Bank, said: “The Venezuelan economy could collapse at any moment. We could envisage scenarios spanning from outright […]

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Cal on January 9th, 2018

Germany’s Electric Power Generation Capacity by Source          

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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 28th, 2017

Non-fossil fuels now account for 17.6% of China’s total energy supply. This is 6% higher than 5 years ago. China’s installed electric power generation capacity is about 1.8 billion kilowatts, and non-fossil fuel generation capacity accounts for 38% of the total. China plans to cap its coal-fired power capacity at 1,000 gigawatts in 2020. Non-fossil fuel is […]

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Cal on December 27th, 2017

OILPRICE looks at The Top 8 Unknowns In 2018’s Energy Markets Last week, investment banker Goldman Sachs suggested that the global crude oil surplus could come to an end much sooner than expected forcing OPEC to end the production cap sometime around mid-year 2018. Bank analyst Jeffrey Currie said: “Global inventories will have re-balanced by mid-2018, leading […]

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