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Cal on May 17th, 2015

Per Capital World Fossil Fuel Production 1800 – 2300 Source: David Archibald, Thorium: the last great opportunity of the industrial age; David Archibald, a visiting fellow at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., is the author of Twilight of Abundance (Regnery, 2014)  

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Cal on May 7th, 2015

Cities currently account for about 66% of global energy use. Forecasters project this figure to rise to 80% as the world’s population shifts to urban centers. Offshore crude oil drillers are bracing for a wave of contract cancellations as energy companies around the world try to cut their costs to cope with continuing low world oil […]

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Cal on April 28th, 2015

In the past 35 years, China has added more than 500 million rural people to its cities. Fossil fuels (coal, crude oil and natural gas) comprise 85% of total energy resources in the world. This figures is expected to decrease to 75% over the next 25 years, according to data from the International Energy Agency. […]

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Cal on April 18th, 2015

It is likely the first person who will live to be 1,000 years old is already alive today. This is according to a growing regiment of researchers who believe a biological revolution enabling humans to experience everlasting youthfulness is just around the corner.   —-  Aubrey de Grey — a Cambridge gerontologist and co-founder or […]

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Cal on March 28th, 2015

Germany and Norway have agreed to create the NordLink project which will be Europe’s longest electric power grid interconnection, enabling the transmission of 1.4 gigawatts of renewable energy. The high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link will extend 623 kilometers. It is scheduled to go into commercial operation in 2020. Turkey’s first nuclear power plant is unlikely […]

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Cal on December 15th, 2014

This week we learned the Chinese economy has overtaken that of the US to become the world’s largest.  New data from the International Monetary Fund reveals China will produce $17.6 trillion this year with the US second at $17.4 trillion. As recently as 2000 the US economy was three times the size of China’s. ExxonMobil, […]

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Cal on November 6th, 2014

A new forecast of up to 12 billion people by 2100 raises serious questions about the capacity of current energy technologies to meet future global demands. US crude oil production was estimated by the Energy Information Administration to have hit 8.97 million barrels per day in late October which is the highest level since 1986. China has […]

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