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Cal on October 2nd, 2017

The government of Singapore announced it intends to install solar panels across all new Housing Development Board blocks. The South Asian Republic receives an average annual solar irradiance of 1,580 kilowatts per metre squared per hour, and up to 50% more solar radiation than other temperate countries. Using photovoltaic cells, solar power is likely to be the […]

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Cal on May 17th, 2017

India hopes to have an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030 in order to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, pollution and reduce the costs associated with fuel imports. India is the third-largest crude oil importer in the world. According to the country’s energy minister, Piyush Goyal, there should not be a single gasoline or diesel […]

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Cal on September 10th, 2016

The US Energy Information Administration estimates that global crude oil demand will grow from 94.8 million barrels a day this year to 105.3 million barrels in 2026. With world oil prices now hovering around $50 a barrel and little exploration going on, there is concern in some quarters that this demand will not be met.  Only 2.7 […]

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Cal on September 7th, 2016

World population will reach 9.9 billion in 2050, increasing by 33% from an estimated 7.4 billion now, the latest report from the Population Reference Bureau has predicted. Very low birth rates in Europe will mean population declines there while Africa’s population is expected to double. European aviation manufacturer Airbus is reportedly working on a flying driverless taxi that you […]

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Cal on December 9th, 2015

Vaclav Smil tells us how oil intensity has decreased in the US economy over the past 45 years. In 1985 the US economy needed 37% less oil to produce a dollar of GDP than it had in 1970. By 2000 that number was down 53%, and by 2014 it was 62% lower. This indicates the […]

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  The Guardian answered the question: Where does energy in the UK come from?  The post provides a simple guide to explain where and how the UK gathers the energy it uses. Today, UK homeowners expect flick-of-a-switch access to energy. It keeps our houses warm, our fridges cold and our lights illuminated. Yet where does […]

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Cal on March 18th, 2013

With two nuclear reactors already creating electricity, Japan intends to open another six by the end of this year.  Only Fukushima type reactors will remain closed.  Prior to the 2011 Fukushima tragedy, Japan had 50 operating reactors. China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest net importer of crude oil, in a generational shift […]

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Cal on February 19th, 2013

The shale oil and gas revolution in North America may put OPEC out of business  noted Bloomberg.  The combination of shale oil and gas finds in the US and Canada is threatening the existence of OPEC, according to analysts at Citigroup, Inc. “OPEC should find it challenging to survive another 60 years, let alone another […]

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