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Cal on January 15th, 2018

Ford Motor Co. announced it intends to have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup by 2022. 16 will be fully electric and the rest will be plug-in hybrids. To achieve this goal the automaker is spending $11 billion to develop dedicated electric vehicle architectures. The business plan is to move away from sedans and internal […]

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Cal on January 5th, 2018

China’s National Development and Reform Commission wants to implement artificial intelligence (AI) technology in at least half of all the nation’s new cars by 2020 and cover 90% of its big cities and highways with a wireless network that can support smart vehicles. China hopes to become a world leader in artificial intelligence by 2025. Smart vehicles are a key part […]

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Cal on December 31st, 2017

China announced it will extend its tax rebate on the purchase of “New Energy Vehicles” until December 2020.  The rebate applies to the purchase of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Sales of New Energy Vehicles in China are expected to hit 700,000 units in 2018. The head of Toyota Motor Company’s research and development […]

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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 23rd, 2017

Saturn’s energy rich moon Titan   The markets for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will likely be oversupplied over the next few years according to Fitch rating agency. The agency observes that additional LNG capacity being commissioned in the United States, Australia and Russia is likely to result in depressed spot prices until demand catches up. The […]

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Cal on December 21st, 2017

The World Bank will no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects after 2019. The move all but eliminates the World Bank’s support for fossil fuels. The bank has not supported coal projects since 2010. France announced it will ban all crude oil and natural gas development as of 2040.  The ban will apply to the […]

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Cal on December 14th, 2017

Tesla’s lithium-ion storage battery, the largest in the world, is now operating in the state of South Australia. The 129-megawatt-hour battery has the capability to store and dispatch electricity generated by a nearby wind farm. It can power some 30,000 homes. Frequent blackouts have been causing havoc in South Australia in the past two years. As […]

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Cal on December 8th, 2017

A new solar energy project in the US state of California will be using the Sun to help extract crude oil. What will be the state’s largest solar plant, located near Bakersfield, Belridge Solar will generate steam to inject into the ground to help extract the oil. Solar power will create 850 megawatts (MW) of thermal energy to produce 12 […]

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