Cal on May 17th, 2014

New Scientist reports that the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) which will bring fusion to the world for the first time, may not start up until 2023. ITER’s ultimate aim is to generate energy in the same way that our Sun does, by fusing hydrogen into helium in a complex being built at Cadarache in […]

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Cal on March 29th, 2014

The International Energy Agency reports nearly 1.3 billion people, or 18% of the world population, lacked access to electricity in 2011. The world’s population is currently at 7 billion. The Canadian government estimates production from its vast crude oil deposits should reach 5 million barrels per day by 2035, making Canada a “21st century energy […]

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Cal on February 22nd, 2014

The Atlantic explained why developing countries will consume 65% of the world’s energy by 2040. That is up from 54% in 2010, and over the next three decades energy consumption in countries like India and China is predicted to grow at a 2.2% annual increase. Meanwhile, developed countries will see their energy use rise by […]

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Cal on February 16th, 2014

  From Reuters we learned that Germany has created a plan to rein in its surging electricity costs. Germany’s political parties have agreed to limit the growth of renewable energy sources and reform controversial financial incentives for the sector by this summer in an attempt to slow down the rise in electricity costs for households […]

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Cal on January 4th, 2014

Last month China said it would allow millions of families to have two children, the most radical relaxation of its strict one-child policy in close to three decades. The move is part of a plan to raise fertility rates and ease the financial burden on China’s rapidly aging population. Former British Petroleum geologist Dr. Richard […]

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Cal on December 4th, 2013

Energy, or the control over it, could lead to a military confrontation in the Asian Pacific wrote Breitbart. Desperate for energy sources to fuel their economies, China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea are all claiming ownership of the oil rich Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese claim the discovery and control of […]

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Cal on October 14th, 2013

The UN estimates that the world’s population will reach 10 billion and climbing by 2100. If families, on average, have half a child more than the UN projects, population will reach 16 billion by 2100. … UCLA’s Laurence Smith poses this question: What if you could play God and do the ethically fair thing by […]

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Cal on October 13th, 2013

Clean Technica reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of solar power in comparison with other energy sources. Daily Finance commented on a potential PV solar boom in the UK. The nation’s energy minister hopes to bring solar installations from the current 2.4 gigawatts  to 20 GW by 2020. However, irrespective of what a future government might […]

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