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Cal on August 7th, 2016

  Industry analysts IHS Markit expect the on-grid energy storage market to double this year from 1.4 gigawatt hours (GWh) to 2.9 GWh. IHS projects this storage capacity to skyrocket to 21 GWh by 2025. Over this period, lithium ion batteries will be the mainstream energy storage technology, capturing more than 80% market share in the grid-tied segment. IHS expects Japan and the US to be the […]

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Cal on July 25th, 2016

A study released by the non-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy looked at energy efficiency among the world’s 23 largest energy consuming nations. These countries represent about 75% of all the energy consumed around the globe. The study looked at 35 different metrics of measuring energy efficiency in each country, including the intensity of energy use […]

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Cal on July 15th, 2016

  Source: Deutsche Welle, Sea change to Germany’s energy transition as it throws renewables to the open market

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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 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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