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Cal on August 9th, 2014

The German city of Hamburg has announced plans to become “car free” within 20 years. Hamburg City Council disclosed ambitious plans to divert most cars away from its main thoroughfares in twenty years. In order to do so, local authorities are to connect pedestrian and cycle lanes that will link the entire urban centre with […]

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Cal on July 31st, 2014

Capturing carbon from coal-fired power plants is enormously expensive—from $1.2 billion to upgrade an existing plant in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada to $5.5 billion for a new plant in the US state of Mississippi.  The coal industry has known for years how to do it, but the technology is so expensive that few are […]

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Cal on July 15th, 2014

The US continues to be the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia due to extraction of energy from shale rock formations. Daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter of this year. The country became the world’s largest natural gas producer in 2010. Nigeria is listed as […]

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Cal on May 27th, 2014

China and Russia signed a monumental, multi-decade natural gas supply contract in Shanghai, with reports saying it could be worth as much as $US400 billion. Russia has vast energy reserves and China is constantly seeking resources to power the growth of its economy. Under the 30-year contract between China National Petroleum Compnay and Gazprom, 38 […]

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eurasia review analyzed Mexico’s energy sector. Mexico is one of the 10 largest crude oil producers in the world. Oil is a crucial component of Mexico’s economy.accounting for 13% of the country’s export earnings in 2013.  That same year earnings from the oil industry (including taxes and direct payments from PEMEX) accounted for about 32% […]

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Cal on May 13th, 2014

the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned Monday, estimating that an additional $44 trillion of investment was needed to meet 2050 carbon reduction targets.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-05-iea-extra-tn-energy-future.html#jCp The International Energy Agency estimates that an additional $44 trillion of global investment is needed in the energy sector to meet 2050 carbon reduction targets. To achieve this goal, […]

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Cal on April 27th, 2014

TheBioenergySite explores how much electricity the manure of one cow can supply. The answer according to the German Ministry of Agriculture is 1000 kwh a year. If the manure of a small herd of cattle – about 25 cattle – is used, then the energy produced can supply up to seven average households with electricity […]

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  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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